As we all know, WordPress.com is a blogging platform that offers for both free and paid plans. Bloggers come here to build a new WordPress website or blog. People might don’t know that they can buy
So far, we have only been thinking of buying domain names at the popular domain name registrars like Godaddy, Namecheap, etc. But we have never heard of anyone buying domain names at WordPress.com. Today, I’ll show you how to register a domain name at WordPress.com.
Navigate to the WordPress domain name register page, Type in the keywords or the name that you willing to use for your domain name URL and hit enter.
Powerful domain suggestion tool WordPress.com
WordPress.com has built-in search a powerful tool for domain name suggestion. If you are searching for a right domain name for your blog or website, you can try one at WordPress.com domain name search.
This tool will display all the related names, ideas to help you pick the right domain name before make a .
Look at the highlight text in the screenshot below, a lot of ideas have displayed when I type in the “PET” keyword. Something that I want to include in my domain name URL.
After a couple minutes, I’ve found the beautiful domain name for my online pet shop.
When you have selected the nice one, click on the buy domain text to order your domain name.
At this step, if you don’t want to create a new website, you just want to buy a domain name; just click on the button ” JUST BUY A DOMAIN“.
Note: if you’re not a developer or blogger with skills and you don’t know how to connect the domain name and the website please select 2 other options: create a new site or existing wordpress.com site.
When you buy a domain name and the WordPress.com website or store bundle, everything will auto config for you. If you only buy a single domain name, you must config DNS record like you buy
And you also get the benefit of free SSL certificate for all of your websites paid plans(this feature does not available when buying the single domain name)
Read this related post: Here Comes an Alternative to Blogspot, Blogger to see what inside the WordPress website bundle and a glance view
Domain transfer available
You can transfer your domain name bought at wordpress.com to other domain name registrars. You must turn off domain privacy hidden feature(in other names: Whois Guard, Whois privacy hidden) to do this.
DNS Record /Name Servers and DNS
Navigate to Name Servers and DNS section inside WordPress’s dashboard.
You can add you custom Name server or create a new DNS record.
Add you new DNS records to this section:
Chat or Support ticket
If you need any helps from the WordPress support team look down at the right corner inside WordPress.com’s dashboard and hit on the question button like the screenshot.
Live chat available for any WordPress paid plan, WordPress all-in-one bundle.
Ticket supports available for all of plans or others.
Now you know a new place to buy
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