Removing Domain

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  • #84966

    entersandman
    Member

    I recently purchased a domain which redirects to my —.wordpress.com site. I want to now remove this domain from my list of domains and use wordpress software to host it elsewhere. How do I remove it (from redirecting) other than waiting for the 1 year period to expire?

    #85387

    drmike
    Member

    Dashboard -> Upgrades -> Domains -> Read the page and note the customer number on there -> Click on Manage my domains -> Move the nameservers to your new host.

    This is covered in detail in the thread that is linked on that Domains page.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #85409

    michaelsync
    Member

    How to transfer if I bought my domain from wp to other hosting service??

    #85434

    drmike
    Member

    Read the thread that you post in. :)

    #85587

    retucker
    Member

    hi there, i have the same request (to remove domain from wordpress and host elsewhere). I have read the above, but am having trouble following the instructions. I am fine to navigate to “domains” (that is how I set things up). I can not see anything that assists in removing domains, or anything that relates to the instruction “Read the page and note the customer number on there”… I am sure I must be missing something simple. Any advise very much appreciated, thanks, Richard.

    #85588

    drmike
    Member

    I’m still seeing it on the Dashboard -> Upgrades -> Domain page:

    Domain Administration
    The following link will take you to an external site where you already have an account. Before you can log in you must reset the password. Copy the number and follow the link below.

    To reset your password, click “Retrieve my password” then “Reset Password” and enter your customer number. Then check your email.

    Customer Number: ########

    Manage Your Domains

    With a link under the bit about Manage Your Domains. Are you missing that?

    #85589

    retucker
    Member

    sorry, I dont see that… I’ve taken a screenshot of what I do see and posted on the homepage of http://inconnectgroup.wordpress.com/. Is this the same page you are looking at? I am wondering if it is actually important to remove the domain redirections as it does state that an external NS is being used… thanks in advance for any advice.

    #85590

    Off the topic here, please tell me how you did the screenshot.

    Thanks

    #85591

    mark
    Staff

    On Windows to take a screenshot, usually you press the PrtScr button, open Paint (or some other program) and then Paste.
    On a Mac, press Cmd+Shift+4 and choose the area.
    On Linux? No idea :)

    #85592

    mark
    Staff

    Removing domains (I’ll faq this)

    You do not actually remove the domain name from the Options >Domains page.

    To make the domain mapping work, you went somewhere and changed 2 DNS entries to
    ns1.wordpress.com
    ns2.wordpress.com
    Go back to that same place and change them to whatever values you need.

    That will stop the domain mapping. But the name stays on the page.

    #85593

    retucker
    Member

    yep, makes perfect sense. Thanks for the clarification (and yes, I used print screen and paint).

    thanks, again p.s. just moved to wordpress.org, so not going far :)

    #85594

    drmike
    Member

    I gather then this was a domain purchased elsewhere and just doing the $10 domain mapping instead of the $15 price point where the domain is included. I get it know…

    #85626

    smidgentop
    Member

    i changed the nameservers back but it still redirects to smidgentop.wordpress.com. how long do i ususaly have to wait. its been many hours since i’ve changed teh nameservers.

    #85627

    barry
    Staff

    Already replied to in a different thread…closing.

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