Purchased the domain but site still only works with .wordpress.com

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  • #957778

    mhgoforit
    Member

    I purchased a domain with godaddy.com, I wanted to start my WordPress site with it so I purchased the WordPress domain also. Godaddy.com has let my domain go but I still cannot get it to show up on WordPress without the .wordpress.com extension. What should I do?

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

    #957878

    timethief
    Member

    Is this the URL of the domain in question? http://mrmikeswimming.com/ When I click it I’m on the WordPress.com home pages viewing my Blogs I follow list and that’s an issue for sure. I have flagged this thread for Staff attention.

    #957879

    raincoaster
    Member

    Be more specific. Do you currently own the domain? If so, what is it? Did you buy it from WordPress.com? Have you also bought the domain MAPPING upgrade, which attaches your domain to your blog here?

    #957882

    mhgoforit
    Member

    I do own the domain. purchased on GoDaddy. The domain is mrmikeswimming.com. I purchased an account with wordpress thinking it was seamlessly going to pull in the domain I already own. Now when I got to mrmikeswimming.com i’m taken to the wordpress log in page. But when i go to mrmikeswimming.wordpress.com it goes to the site i’ve set up on wordpress. should i purchase the mapping upgrade to solve this issue? I want mrmikeswimming.com to go to the wordpress site i’ve been working on.

    #957890

    macmanx
    Staff

    Your nameservers for the domain are pointed both to us and elsewhere.

    Per the guide at http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/ they need to be only:

    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

    #958077

    mhgoforit
    Member

    Ok I’ve switched the nameservers to the above wordpress.com ones. It’s still not coming up when i type in mrmikeswimming.com. But instead of going to a wordpress.com log in page, it goes to mrmikeswimming.wordpress.com.

    Is there where the $13.00 mapping fee comes in? I want the url to say mrmikeswimming.com

    #958078

    timethief
    Member

    Is there where the $13.00 mapping fee comes in? I want the url to say mrmikeswimming.com

    WordPress.com does not provide a free domain mapping service. They offer a paid and annually renewable domain mapping upgrade. To map an existing domain (one you already own) to your WordPress.com blog, follow these instructions http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    #958087

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s working for me now!

    #958088

    timethief
    Member
    #958091

    mhgoforit
    Member

    It’s working! thanks so much everybody for your help!! One more question. Every time I go to it on a Chrome I’m brought to a redirect loop page that says the site has “resulted in too many redirects.” Clearing the cache clears the issue right up and i’m able to access it in Chrome. I’m just worried about other people visiting the site and running into the same message. Is there something on my end that I can do to “minimize the redirects” I guess?

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