transferring blog from wp.com to self-hosted wordpress

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  • #708600

    param2612
    Member

    Hi,
    I have NOT purchased my domain (www.shootinginthedark.in) via wordpress.com…it was already purchased and hosted on a third-party hosting provider.

    I got my hosting provider to change the DNS name servers to point to wordpress.com. I made the mistake of mapping the domain to my wordpress.com blog (at this point of time, I didn’t realize that I actually wanted to install wordpress on my own domain & hosting servers).

    Question is — How do I now undo this mistake? How can I move my blog / domain back to my own third-party hosting provider? What settings do I need to change for this & where?

    The only similar topic I’ve found in the support FAQs so far is — related to transferring domains & hosting providers, but for those domains which were purchased via wordpress.com. Mine is not one of those. Hence, I’m not able to get the “Domain Management” link on my “Store –> Domains” on my Dashboard.

    Would appreciate any help on this asap.

    Thanks,
    Param
    PS: If it helps to provide additional context….why I need to host my blog on my own hosting servers is because ultimately, I want to install a custom theme (purchased via third-party wordpress themes…NOT the wordpress.com “premium themes”). For that, I need to be running wordpress on a self-hosted domain.

    The blog I need help with is shootinginthedark.in.

    #708779

    airodyssey
    Member

    Hi Param. If I understand correctly, you want to cancel your domain mapping upgrade?
    Please contact staff directly about this at support@wordpress.com

    You will need to change the nameserver information for your .in domain name back to what it was before. If you need assistance, contact your new hosting provider.

    #708854

    param2612
    Member

    Hi,
    Thanks for the response. Yes, I am trying to cancel (or un-do) my domain mapping upgrade. I’ve written to the support@wordpress.com email with details.

    Will they change the nameserver back to what it was before, or will my new hosting provide have to do that?

    Thanks a ton.

    Param

    #708855

    airodyssey
    Member

    As I said before, you will need to change the nameserver information.

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