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  1. noscachoteries
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, here's my problem.

    I am actually using wordpress.com for my blog. I bought a domain name on wordpress.com that is http://noscachoteries.com.

    I want to move from wp.com to wp.org.

    I bought a domain name on godaddy.com that is noscachoteries.com. This is the same domain name on wordpress.com and godaddy.com.

    First, I downloaded the wordpress package. I modified the information on wp-config.php with my SQL infos that godaddy gave me. Then, because FileZilla does not want to connect (I don't know why, it gives me the ECONNREFUSED response), I used the FTP tool that godaddy offers to transfer the wordpress package on my site.

    When I type http://noscachoteries.com/wp-admin/install.php on my web browser, it happens to show my blog on wordpress.org with the "no page found" message.

    I think it's maybe because my domain name on wp.com and godaddy.com is the same. Then why godaddy would have allowed me to buy this domain ?

    I don't know what to do next, i'm just stuck in here. Do I have to buy a new domain name ?

    I'm confused with all this. I'm a beginner using wordpress...

    Thank you for your help,

  2. noscachoteries
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh ! Sorry. A mistake have been made.

    I said "When I type http://noscachoteries.com/wp-admin/install.php on my web browser, it happens to show my blog on wordpress.org with the "no page found" message."

    And i wanted to say : "When I type http://noscachoteries.com/wp-admin/install.php on my web browser, it happens to show my blog on wordpress.COM with the "no page found" message."

    Thanks,

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You need to contact the folks at wordpress.com and ask to have your domain mapping reverted back to GoDaddy.

  4. noscachoteries
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ask them to cancel my domain name then ? And it will automaticly return to Godaddy ?

  5. noscachoteries
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please try asking your question on http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

  7. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You would not actually be able to register the same domain from two different places. My guess is that your order at GoDaddy.com was for either a domain transfer or Domain Buy Service. These services aren't actually a registration for a domain - they are options for getting a domain that is already registered elsewhere or by someone else. To find out exactly what you ordered, you should contact our Support staff who can review your account with you. Contact information is here: http://x.co/bPPG

    Your domain is currently using WordPress' nameservers. That means that it's hosted at WordPress.com. This explains why you couldn't connect via http://FTP... you were trying to connect to WordPress.com's servers, not GoDaddy.com's. So, if you want to connect the domain to your Go Daddy hosting, you will need to change the nameservers to the nameservers for your Go Daddy hosting. The necessary nameservers are listed in your Hosting Control Center (click the 'view' link in the DNS area).

    Keep in mind, though, that changing nameservers does not mean that the domain name has actually been transferred into your GoDaddy.com account. Unless you actually purchase a transfer (this may be what you ordered before) and complete the transfer process, the domain will continue to be managed by WordPress. This means that you would need to continue paying them each year to keep the domain. If you choose to keep the name at WordPress.com, be sure you don't forget to renew it.

    Whether you keep your domain registered through WordPress.com (change just the nameservers) or transfer the domain to GoDaddy.com, the WordPress Domain Management article that you linked can help. We have our own article to assist with transferring domains as well - http://x.co/bPSK

    I hope this information is helpful to you. Remember, if you have any questions about your GoDaddy.com account or how to proceed, our Support staff is always available to you.

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