ns1.wordpress.com is "Invalid dns-server" when mapping existing domain

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  • #814945

    timwarr
    Member

    Hi All,

    I am trying to map and existing domain (http://hoettingeralm.at) to http://hoettingeralm.wordpress.com and I am following these instructions http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    On trying to change the name servers at my domain registrar to:
    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

    I always get the error:
    “Invalid dns-server. Either the server does not exist or it is not correctly configured.”

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Tim

    The blog I need help with is hoettingeralm.wordpress.com.

    #815036

    timethief
    Member

    WARNING!
    Do not click the link in the OP as it produces a it produces a threat warning.
    hoettingeralm.ci
    Exploit JavaScript Obfuscation (type 1482)

    #815037

    timethief
    Member

    oops! I meant to type hoettingeralm.at above and not “hoettingeralm.ci”

    #815038

    timethief
    Member

    This thread has been flagged for Staff attention.

    #815040

    timwarr
    Member

    Hi Timethief,

    Apologies – did not realise there was a JavaScript Obfuscation on the original page (do not get any warning myself). Anyway – hence the reason for wanting to re-map the domain to wordpress.com.

    If I could edit the original post to remove the link I would… (sadly I cannot see any edit function?)

    #815048

    timethief
    Member

    We have kids posting here and the edit function was removed years ago as it was abused. Only Staff and Moderators can edit, delete or close threads. Not to worry as they will take care of it when they enter this thread. It also appears that as you have a .at domain your will need a zone record which only Staff can provide.

    #815052

    timwarr
    Member

    Thanks Timethief.

    #815156

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have manually added a zone record for your domain.

    You should now be able to map it here following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    #815165

    timwarr
    Member

    Thanks Macmanx. Working now.

    #815166

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can go into the original post and mark it Resolved.

    #815169

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #815236

    biegamboso
    Member

    Have the same problem with naturasia.pl and naturasia.wordpress.com – contacting WordPress support did not work. Please help by adding zone record.

    #815237

    timethief
    Member

    @biegamboso
    Hello there,
    This thread has been flagged for Staff attention. Please be patient while waiting for them to add a zone record for you.

    #815238

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have manually added a zone record for your domain.

    You should now be able to map it here following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

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