[resolved] Domain Transfer to Self hosted Same Domain (8 posts)

  1. wpion
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This might sound like a silly question - but please know, Im gassed from reading around and not finding the right answer.

    I normally find the right answer right here on the codex, but I cant seem to find the right information.

    This is my predicament - - - my tangle.

    I have a blog that is currently on wordpress.com [ example.com ] that was purchased through godaddy.com. I paid for the wordpress.com url upgrade to change my old blog [example.wordpress.com ] to [ example.com ]

    I then designed and coded a custom theme and developed it locally with MAMP and its ready for transfer to my self hosted url.

    I cancelled the wordpress.com hosting and set the primary domain back to my blog's previous example.wordpress.com. After ftp-ing a fresh WordPress install onto the self hosted domain (Name Servers set to point to my hostgator account) I try to initiate the install and I get the annoying:

    "Warning! Domain mapping upgrade for this domain not found. Please log in and go to the Domains Upgrades page of your blog to use this domain. "

    Im not exactly sure how to get around this. o_0 - - - Ive read all around and I keep ending up at the option: 'pay for site re-direct' which would mean re-adding the [example.com] domain to the wordpress.com site and then paying for a redirect to my self hosted domain?

    All I want to do is :
    1. set example.com back to example.wordpress.com - I still want the blog to be up
    2. host example.com on my server and install my custom theme.


    Thanks for making it this far with me.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How did you wait for the name servers to update? A DNS change can take 2 or 3 days to fully propagate sometimes.

  3. wpion
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I gave it the day -_-

    Ive changed name servers before - - - and it normally doesnt take this long.

    maybe Im just impatient esmi. Will it really take 2-3 days?
    Seems kind of excessive, but if that's the case - - then I need to be more virtuous. haha.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have known it take 72 hours before now. Admittedly not that often but enough for me to change the name servers and then do something else for a few days as standard. Remember that the change has to propagate worldwide.

  5. wpion
    Posted 4 years ago #

    very true esmi. I often forget that the network IS world wide and that's a lot of updating to do.

    I'll distract myself with other work in the meantime and I'll repost if It still doesn't allow me to install in the next 24 hours.

    I really appreciate the fast response emsi - - - the codex is such a lighthouse in the sea of bad gouge.

    thanks for the <head>'s up. =]

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No problem :-)

  7. wpion
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Everything in the universe is right.

    The Name Servers updated this morn - installed / reset / imported the new database and the new domain is rockin.

    Thanks for the solace and wisdom. Workflow - Changed =]


  8. Chuongvietweb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The same with me
    I raise up with this: I host my domain in TT ( Japanese company ). They support to install WP in my host. I get confused to do with their interface. So, now I am going to change my NS1, NS2 and NS3 to WordPress.com. I think that will be Ok?
    Thank in advance

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