Last night I changed my domain's (alternativemedicine4babyboomers.com) name servers from my host's to: NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
so (I could upgrade) and I would not have to use the name 'wordpress' in my address because it makes it too long. What did not show up in my Alternative Medicine blog Admin. area under 'Settings' was the link 'Domain' so I could follow it and pay the $12 fee to have it mapped.
This morning I went to my blog, but it did not show up, could not be found, nor could I log in so I had to change the name servers back to my domain host's name servers (the change took less than 15 minutes) so my blog was found again.
I had done this exact same thing for a new WP blog that I recently opened and it worked fine (I paid the $12 yearly fee for the new domain to be mapped and not have 'wordpress' in the address).
My blog did not show up after name servers were changed (they did not take 72 hours to change).
To see the 'Domain' link under Settings in my Admin. area (after I changed the name servers to WordPress') but did not because the blog could not be found.
How can I map my existing domain (alternativemedicine4babyboomers.com) and have the WordPress name servers point to that address? I've already read the WP Codex and followed those directions about domain mapping.
Thank you to anyone who can help with this issue!