Switching to wordpress.org w/ godaddy.com domain mapping
Hi, I just started a blog here and would like to change to WordPress.org. I purchased the domain mapping upgrade w/ my own domain from godaddy. Will switching my domain to self-hosted blog be as easy as changing the name servers being that I purchase the upgrade here? Also, is there any way I can get a refund since I just made the purchase 4 days ago? Thank you.
The blog I need help with is babycouponsandstuff.com.
You’re welcome to keep your domain with us and update the nameservers to point to your hosting provider by following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-nameservers
After 60 days from the date of purchase, renewal, or nameserver change, you may also transfer your domain to another registrar: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#transfer-to-another-registrar
Unfortunately, your domain purchase has passed the 48-hour refund period. We can still cancel it, but it’ll take about 90 days for it to return to the open market.
Looks like their registrar is GoDaddy:
Then they just need to switch pointing of name-servers after they install WordPress.ORG on where ever their host is. Their blog has nothing in it so no Export / Import issues.
Thank you for your responses. I’m hoping the second is correct. I have nothing in the blog and the domain’s Registrar is GoDaddy. So to verify, I just have to change the name-servers to new host. Correct?
Change the name-servers to the new host – Yes
However your host needs to have WordPress installed on it – that is usually something that you do yourself – some hosts have a “One Button Install” that usually works.
If you have trouble you will need to make friends over at WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you will be using: http://wordpress.org/support/
In that case, all you need to do is change the nameservers with GoDaddy.
Thank you both! As for the refund, since I didn’t purchase the domain from you, just the $12 fee to use mine here, is that possibly refundable?
Yes, that can be refunded, but please contact us via http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ to request it.
Great, thank you!
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