Transfer a custom domain name to WordPress.org? (5 posts)

  1. criminaldefenseguide
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey guys, I recently just started criminaldefenseguide.net but I purchased the domain on WordPress.com and realize now I shouldn't have as I want to add plugins and host it via wordpress.org

    Any tips as to the best way to do this? Or could anyone point me to a good, easy to understand resource like a blog article? I realize now this was a *big* mistake

    Btw, preferably without redirects as I'm not a fan of 301s.
    Thank you for the assistance! Its very appreciated :]

  2. Greg Stewart
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress.org doesn't actually host sites, it's the opensource side of WordPress.com. You can download the software here, but you'll need a webhost to run it on.

    Check these articles out:


  3. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you registered the domain name with WordPress.COM, you cannot transfer the domain registration for 60 days, but you can change the settings on the nameservers for that domain name:


    If you have more questions about that, you should ask on the .COM forums.

    WordPress.ORG does not host any sites - so you'll need to set up hosting someplace - see: http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    The new host will provide you with the new nameservers settings you will need to use in the step above.

  4. criminaldefenseguide
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry yes thats what I meant! I want to use wordpress.org on my domain- it just complicates things that i already registered the domain via wordpress.com

  5. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay, so then you need to follow this - though you can likely skip over parts of it:


    Once you have the hosting set up, get the nameserver settings for that host, and see the link above on how to change them on your WordPress.COM (it's not hard to do :) ). Most hosting companies will give you a temporary domain name until yours gets switched over.

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