Question by Angelbaby: How to move a wordpress paid for blog without losing domain?
I have a paid for wordpress blog but want to move the hosting etc but keep the domain, I’m a complete techno-phobe so need this is layman’s terms, is it possible? If so how do I go about it?
Answer by Shattered Steel
Depending on what service you’re planning on using, you should be able to do a domain transfer through your hosting service. (I use namecheap.com so my instructions will be from that site)
First thing you will need to do is check to make sure that wordpress is willing to release your domain name. If you are allowed to do that then have them release it then follow the domain transfer options on your new hosting service. (You may need to get your hosting service’s technical support to help you with this)
1. Log into your domain registrar/hosting service.
2. Choose transfer domain from another provider. This will be in your user control panel.
3. Point the old domain name to your current front page. This can be found in your preferences or account settings page.
Depending on the way you registered your domain name it may not be available for transfer, or you may have to buy it from wordpress for a higher rate. That is normal for “big” providers to do as a way to keep you on their service.
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