Custom Domain for bartsipes.wordpress.com

Well, this evening I decided to fork over the $13 to have a custom domain setup for my wordpress.com blog so you can get here by going to bartsipes.com instead of bartsipes.wordpress.com. Overall it was a pretty painless process. From the Dashboard I just went to the Store and selectde “Mapping.”

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From there I marked that I already own a domain and entered bartsipes.com. I then paid for it with my PayPal account and was taken to the following screen.

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At this point I just hoped over to 1and1.com where I have my domain registered and changed my domain’s name servers to NS1.WORDPRESS.COM and NS2.WORDPRESS.COM. (Full instructions available at 1and1 support)

After this a funny thing happened when I went to bartsipes.com. Chrome wouldn’t render my site because of a redirect loop. It took a minute for that to make sense. I had my domain at 1and1.com setup to do a HTTP redirect to bartsipes.wordpress.com (the cheap way to do a CNAME Winking smile). Because I had just switched bartsipes.com in the above configuration to be the primary domain, wordpress.com was redirecting bartsipes.wordpress.com to bartsipes.com where 1and1 redirected me to bartsipes.wordpress.com. Ah…the beauty of redirects…

So, I’ll be leaving bartsipes.wordpress.com as the primary until my name server change is propagated through the interwebs.

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4 thoughts on “Custom Domain for bartsipes.wordpress.com

  1. Heya exceptional blog! Does running a blog like this require a massive amount work?

    I have absolutely no knowledge of computer programming but I had been hoping
    to start my own blog soon. Anyway, should you have any recommendations or techniques
    for new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic however I simply needed to ask.
    Cheers!

    • No, it’s pretty easy to do. The hard part is making time to actually post stuff. I just use wordpress.com with a custom domain. Keeps things pretty simple for now.

  2. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just
    your articles? I mean, what you say is important and all. Nevertheless
    just imagine if you added some great pictures or videos to give your posts more,
    “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and clips,
    this blog could undeniably be one of the best in its field.
    Amazing blog!

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