Why cant I use my registered domain name when signing up for my new blog?

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  • #1074358

    mydaylyrant
    Member

    Hi
    I searched but didnt quite find an answer.
    I have a business domain name – that I used on another CMS platform (not launched only reserved) I want to create a wordpress site and link it to my domain name (I will be using different log in address etc) When I type in my domain name in the “.wordpress” section it says the name has been reserved – how can I get around that?
    Can I just add blog to the domain name in the .wordpress section (because eventually I will add a blog anyway).
    Do I have to upgrade before I can use my own domain name?
    Thanks

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

    #1074482

    timethief
    Member

    When we register a username account the matching blog is reserved for our future use. It cannot be obtained by anyone other than the person who has registered the matching username. Follow these instructions if you already have a domain that you registered elsewhere, and you want to map that domain to your .wordpress.com blog. http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    #1074493

    mydaylyrant
    Member

    Ok Thanks – I saw that.
    I was signing up for a new blog and just wanted to use the same name as the domain name I already have.

    #1074497

    timethief
    Member

    If you do not own the matching username account then you can’t register it. However, it matters not what an underlying .wordpress.com blog URL is when you domain map.

    #1074545

    mydaylyrant
    Member

    Cool Thanks

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