WordPress.com to WordPress.org – can I keep my domain?

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    Hi there!

    For business reasons, I need to change to a wordpress.org blog. Only, I want to keep my exact domain (www.lifecoachclare.com) I use at wordpress.com ….can I do this? If so can you help me, step by step? I don’t want to purchase a new domain name!!

    Thanks so much in advance!


    The blog I need help with is lifecoachclare.com.


    If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now 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



    Cool, thanks! Will have a read…


    You’re welcome. This may also be useful > Setting up a self-hosted WordPress.org install



    Hi again, I have set up an account with Bluehost and I updated my nameservers on WordPress.com…I am really a newbie here….I just need to know what exactly changing the nameservers does.

    Does it mean that I can now continue using my .com blog on WordPress.org and that my domain name from .com will now point to it the .org blog?

    What is the difference between just changing nameservers and transferring domain registrars? In other words, do I have to transfer domain registrars? Sorry, I am so confused!

    Thanks so much for any help, from anyone!

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