WordPress.com domain difference

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  • #887244

    noypigeeks
    Member

    What’s the difference if I buy my domain here in wordpress against in namecheap? What’s the pros and cons? And lastly, do wordress.com accept paypal payments from unverified accounts? Thanks

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

    #887482

    noypigeeks
    Member

    Hey, anybody wants to help? I need urgent answers please. I already have my wp.org site and I don’t know where to buy a good domain and I’m still torn between buying the site redirect upgrade or not. Please help. Thanks

    #887483

    timethief
    Member

    Are you ware that WordPress.com and WordPress.org are totally separate?
    Please read this > WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: The Differences
    WordPress.com does not sell domain names separate from domain mapping upgrades. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/
    If you purchase a domain mapping ugrade and register your domain through WordPress.com and later want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-nameservers

    #887484

    noypigeeks
    Member

    yes I am fully aware of all of that. How about my question on the features of the domain if I buy one from wordpress.com than other registrars?

    #887485

    timethief
    Member

    I forgot to add that the only methods of payment to WordPress.com are verified PayPal accounts and major credit cards. See here > Dasboard > Store

    A domain name is a domain name is a domain name. What do you mean by “features”?

    #887487

    noypigeeks
    Member

    my access to the domain name. Hmm if that is so, can I ask my friend to pay for it instead but with my name on the details? Thank you. You are very helpful.

    #887489

    timethief
    Member

    Note that the domain mapping upgrade must be purchased by the username account that the blog is registered to.

    #887490

    noypigeeks
    Member

    then I will let him access this account?

    #887506

    auxclass
    Member

    If you give your friend your log-in info then they can buy the upgrade for you – keep in mind that they will have the ability to totally destroy the site since your blog thinks they are you – so you do need to have a lot of trust with the friend – probably a good idea to change your password after your friend has purchased the upgrades just in case –

    good luck

    #887513

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’ve dealt with several registrars, and I find WP.com to be the best mix of cheap and reliable. I even keep my independently-hosted blog’s domain registrar as WP.com so I can have one stop shopping in terms of service.

    I didn’t answer before because I know nothing about namecheap.

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