Redirecting Traffic if I Buy a Domain Name

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  • #742883

    kcmurdarasi
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    I’m interested in changing my web address to make it just http://www.[name].com, which I understand I can do for $17 ($25 private) but I’m concerned about what will happen when people navigate to my old address (http://%5Bname%5D.wordpress.com). Will they be automatically directed? If so, for how long?

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

    #742983

    auxclass
    Member

    Automatic

    Visitors will go to the new URL as long as you remember to pay the bills. When you stop paying for domain mapping the old URL will still work but the new URL (name.com) will be some sort of error.

    Just a note – there is no “www” in a WordPress URL

    #743114

    kcmurdarasi
    Member

    That’s reassuring, and I think I’ll go ahead, but just a couple more questions – what happens if people try to go to http://www.[name].com instead of [name].com? Is there some way of making my address http://www.[name].com or does that involve separate hosting and redirection?

    #743115

    raincoaster
    Member

    1) it’ll work, but when they get there the WWW will disappear.

    2) there is no way to do it, and that would a) look really old-fashioned and b) prevent a significant portion of internet users from being able to access your blog.

    #743117

    kcmurdarasi
    Member

    In that case I will bow to your superior knowledge. Thanks, both, for the advice.

    #743118

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome & good luck

    #743119

    johnthomas09
    Member

    No, you can direct all www traffic using an ANAME in DNS. The CNAME is the domain pointing to the ip address of your server and the ANAME points to your CNAME. Sometimes this depends on who is your registrar and if the same one does the DNS.

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