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[resolved] domain not getting files from server (14 posts)

  1. edmundlou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi everybody.
    my issue here is that my domain is not getting files from the server. i have placed all the wordpress files on the root folder. i tried calling the readme.html file but it gives me a 404.

    i have mapped the domain to ns1, ns2 and ns3.wordpress.com.

    please help.

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The domain mapping (ns1, etc.) must point to the server where you have placed the WordPress files. Pointing them to wordpress.com implies you have someone snuck into the web site wordpress.com and put your files there, etc. Which is obviously not what you have done.

    If you are using a commercial web hosting service, they will provide you with Name Server (ns1, etc.) values that you should be using. Otherwise, contact your sysadmin.

  3. edmundlou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    oh. so, where do i put the ns1.wordpress.com dns to? do i just remain the previous dns on my server?

  4. castordor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ns1.wordpress.com is an exemple, don't use it. You have to use ns1 and ns2 from your webhost. Contact them and ask for your nameservers.

  5. edmundlou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Now the servers are pointing at WordPress.com. I do not see the section Domain Administration. My hosting company says that they do not have access to the domain anymore.

    Am I stuck?

  6. edmundlou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Cn I delete the domain and add it back again?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is this a wordpress.com site or a self-hosted WordPress install?

  8. edmundlou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i purchased a theme. so, i guess it is a self-hosted install?

    i think my mistake earlier was that i mapped my domain through methods from wordpress.com instead of wordpress.org.

    my url is http://www.minesexecutivehealthretreat.com

  9. edmundlou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the A records and DNS names from my web host. The current one points to ns1.wordpress.com (which is largely my mistake).

    How can I edit the current one on WP? Again, I do not have Domain Administration section.

  10. castordor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you need domain admin to edit the dns

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, it appears that your domain name is currently set to WordPress.COM - you will need to login there and change the nameservers to wherever you now want your site to be hosted.

    http://www.whois.com/whois/minesexecutivehealthretreat.com

    See this:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/change-name-servers/

  12. edmundlou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    that's the problem. i do not see the Domain Administration section or link. it's weird.

    am i stuck?

  13. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You'll need to ask the folks at .COM - there's nothing we can do to help you with settings on .COM sites or accounts. You can post a question on their forums here:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    EDIT - just reread your post - where did you register the domain name and set the name servers in the first place?

  14. edmundlou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks guys. i have informed the registrar to revert back to the original DNS. will update you guys when all is solved.

    cheers!

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