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Should I register a new blog or upgrade? (3 posts)

  1. dawnschuck
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I currently have a free blog registered as http://www.dawnschuck.wordpress.com.

    However I'd like to change the name and upgrade to a dotcom (minus the wordpress). I have a few questions:

    1) Is registering a dotcom with WordPress the same as registering with any providers (such as 123reg, for example?)

    2) Should I register the new blog as a new domain under my present account, or:

    3) Should I buy the new dotcom as a separate blog and transfer the content over, deleting my current blog?

    4) Should I buy the dotcom through a different host and map the domain?

    I would really appreciate anyone's advice, as I'm a little overwhelmed with all the technical stuff - I do try my best but I'm quite stuck!

    Thanks so much,

  2. SB
    Posted 5 years ago #

    To be honest, as your questions relate to the hosted blog option over at wordpress.com as opposed to the self-hosted script here ar wordpress.org, you will probably get the best advice over at the worpress.com forums


  3. Quick answers:

    1. Yes. Your registrar is just a domain registrar.

    If you want to have WP.com host your site, you can. Check out http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/

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