pointing nameserver to self hosted bluehost?

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    Hello, I purchased my dot com site through WP.com. I realized I should have gone with WP.org from the get-go, so I signed up through bluehost to install WP.org. Bluehost informed me that I have to have the nameserver point to them.

    I did that by going into the Dashboard –> Settings –> Domains and “manage domains” under the Automattic website.

    I clicked on “I have specific nameservers for my domain.”

    It said that the nameserver is Ns1.wordpress.com and ns2.wordpress.com. I changed those to ns1.bluehost.com and ns2.bluehost.com. I hit OK, but nothing happened.

    It went back to the original screen with the toggle button at “I want to park my domains.”

    I keep checking, and it keeps defaulting back to the wordpress nameserver. I heard it could take a little time to switchover, but I did this yesterday, and today it still says WordPress. Any thoughts?

    The blog I need help with is nicegirlnotes.com.



    Hi there!

    You’re doing it right. :) The nameserver change feature is undergoing technical difficulties.

    See this post for full details:


    Ooooh, okay. Thanks very much! Should I send them a ticket?

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