pointing my domain to wordpress.com site questions

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  • #1535072

    pbyers7
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    Can I point my domain to my wordpress.com site using my domain providers stealth format OR do I need to buy a new domain from you to make it all work? Peter Byers pbyers7.wordpress.com
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    The blog I need help with is pbyers7.wordpress.com.

    #1535156

    pbyers7
    Member

    If I point my existing domain to a wordpress.com site will that work?
    Can I use it in stealth formate?
    Or do I have to buy a new domain from wordpress.com?

    #1535157

    timethief
    Member

    Mapping an existing domain costs $13. annually.

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from. If you have registered a .wordpress.com blog you log in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog.

    See here for mapping an existing domain that you already own http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing it can take between 24 – 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What’s important during that stage is to be patient.

    #1535178

    pbyers7
    Member

    Hi Timethief,
    Thanks for that information. Is there any advantage to having your domain registered with wordpress over another domain register like http://www.netfirms.ca. Netfirms is less expensive? Any advice?
    Peter

    #1535311

    timethief
    Member

    I chose to purchase through WordPress.com because the domain is only $5 per year and the mapping is $18.

    #1535312

    timethief
    Member

    That came out wrong. I meant to say that the $18 includes the $5 for the domain name. I don’t have to renew in two places annually; I can renew both at the same time here.

    #1535370

    pbyers7
    Member

    I am staying with my existing domain. However, what is the benefit of mapping? I understand it is a $13 annual charge. What does that do for your site? Thank you for your reply. Peter

    #1535371

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you don’t map the domain, it doesn’t send people to your blog at all. It goes nowhere.

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