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Domain expired. Can I still login to WP? (13 posts)

  1. Hermine617
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi
    I had a domain name & hosting in 2010 with Godaddy. The URL was riannababbhermione.com/unt. It had my WP connected with the "/unt" . I remember my username.
    Everything was fine. I changed the URL to riannaluteyhermione.com/unt
    Again.. while that was still running, it was fine.
    The domain expired & I let it do so. I don't want to pay for hosting all that anymore.
    But now I can't log in to just wordpress.
    I used to login at riannaluteyhermione.com/unt/wp-login.php , I believe. Now that clearly doesn't exist.
    I tried today several times to login. I clicked the link to reset my pw.. because maybe I changed it since I first started it. I found such in my email inbox (this 1). But maybe it wouldn't work because I already sent the request to reset the pw. Anyway, I've been waiting over 2 hours for this reset password email to arrive. It still hasn't. :( Yes, I have checked the spam folder several times.. & nothing from WP
    --
    I sent that message ^ to the wordpress.com (support email).. & basically that guy said to come here.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, self-hosted WordPress sites only work if you have them hosted someplace. The login information and your account on this forum has nothing to do with your site. And unless you have a site set up on WordPress.COM, they don't have anything to do with your site either.

  3. Hermine617
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not talking about the logging in for this forum. He said to come here to figure out what to do. I want to access my blog again... but I can't/ don't know how to.. because the domain is gone.

    Are you saying I can't login again? I wanted to just have a wordpress w/o paying for hosting. I thought I can do that now bcuz the hosting I was paying for expired.

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I wanted to just have a wordpress w/o paying for hosting

    You can set up a free blog/site at WordPress.COM . You won't be able to use your domain unless you register it again and pay for the upgrade on WordPress.COM for domain name.

    Do you have a copy of your site (files and database)? Or do you want to start over again?

  5. pete_398
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The domain hasn't expired, it still points to an IP address. What has obviously expired is the hosting, as a http://riannaluteyhermione.com clearly shows the domain is "parked".

    To answer your question. No, you can't login to WP, because the domain riannaluteyhermione.com is not hosted.

  6. Hermine617
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OOOH ok. Well, I want to get the content back. I believe the files are on the Godaddy database. Is there a way to transfer that? Or am I too late?

    I'll have to register an account on WP.com & go from there? yes?

  7. Hermine617
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    & Idk if I want the domain name back right now.

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You'll have to ask GoDaddy. This may be helpful:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

  9. Hermine617
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK. Thank you much

  10. dgharris48
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I had my wp site hosted at hostgator. My domain expired and I did not know it because I had a family emergency. No one can tell me what happened to my blog content that I worked so hard on. Can someone help me please.

  11. pete_398
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Your domain has expired, yet there should still be a website. With no domain though, it won't resolve to the domain name. DEpends how long ago it expired.

    Have you contacted hostgator at all ? What did they say. Surely they have a full backup of your website.

  12. jeffdesigns
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    i am in the same boat, my domain recently expired and so i cant access my blog since it is not hosted.

    I had barely started work on the website so i dont mind starting again from scratch, but i dont like leaving loose ends.

    now that my website is un-viewable and no longer hosted, does that also mean that the wordpress data e.t.c has been removed for that site?

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Try asking your hosts. wordpress.org has absolutely no connection with any sites that uses WordPress.

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