wp.com to wp.org

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  • #7595

    iskoblog
    Member

    i’m new to bloging and recently opened a free wordpress.com account (http://iskoblog.wordpress.com). now i want to move up a notch and since i already have a hosting i want to transfer my blog there. i already found help here on how to transfer my blogs there but my question is this: can i still have the same adress for my blog? if i delete my excisting wordpress blog am i able to take the same adress, iskoblog.wordpress.com, and use it with my own hosting?

    any help would be truely appreciated.

    isko

    #7697

    matt
    Staff

    No you will not be able to use your subdomain with your new hosting.

    When we launch domain registration and parking, there will also be a forwarding feature which would allow you to forward your subdomain to a new domain.

    #7702

    iskoblog
    Member

    so do i understand correctly, it’s not possible now but it might be in future?

    #7722

    drmike
    Member

    Sort of. What will happen in the future is that when someone types in http://iskoblog.wordpress.com into their browser, they’ll wind up on your new site with it’s new domain.

    Fox example, type in http://www.urchin.com into your browser and see what happens. (You land up on one of Google’s sites.)

    #7735

    wank
    Member

    In the meantime, the best thing to do is simply post a final entry in your wordpress.com blog giving your new URL. Domain forwarding could take months to be introduced and may well be a paid feature; but don’t worry, it won’t take the search engines too long to pick up your new location.

    #7778

    drmike
    Member

    Much like what I did:

    http://drmike.wordpress.com

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