Use domain purchased on first blog for new second blog

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    I got my first blog and bought example.com. Now I have a second blog and I would like to use the custom domain name from “blog 1” for “blog 2”.

    I went to My Account > Domains and changed “blog 1” back to example.wordpress.com. When I try to add example.com to “blog 2” it says, “This domain has already been mapped to a WordPress.com blog.”

    Both blog 1 & 2 are on the same account. Example.com is not being used for “blog 1” so why am I unable to use it? Is there a way to get example.com to

    #509566

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    #509569

    For some reason, my question got cut off.

    Is there a way to get example.com to appear as a domain option for “blog 2”?

    #509570

    You cannot use the same domain name for two blogs. Which one would the internet name servers know to link to?

    You will have to have a different domain name for the second blog, and pay for domain mapping on that one.

    An alternative is to combine both blogs.

    Another alternative would be to see if it would be possible to map the second blog to a subdomain of the first URL (blog2.example.com). For this, you will have to ask staff directly though as I have no idea if it will work or not. They will be back from their “walkabout” on the 16th.

    I’ll tag this thread in case they wander by the forums and care to answer here.

    #509582

    What we do is verify the ownership of each blog in the case you want to move the domain to a blog owned by another account. I checked the alyssakimberley account and there are two blogs on the same account and each one has a custom domain right now. Can you tell me which domain you wanted with which WordPress.com blog URL? What’s the end result you are looking for?

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