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I just made a few changes to my blog and will try to explain my situation and questions as clearly as I can below:
1. I just registered a new domain tasleembhanjee.com and made it the primary domain site which used to be thesmartfoodie.com
2. thesmartfoodie.com seems to be linked to the first site I started off with which is foodandlit.wordpress.com
3. I’m not sure if I need to do any mapping and how to map. At the moment tasleembhanjee.com automatically redirects to thesmartfoodie.com which is great. But I don’t want to renew the smartfoodie.com which will be coming up in October.
Would really appreciate your help. Many thanks.The blog I need help with is tasleembhanjee.com
To confirm, you would like to disable the auto renew on thesmartfoodie.com? To do this, you can visit your My Upgrades page.
On the My Upgrades page you’ll see a ‘Subscriptions Status’ section for your domains. From there, you can ‘Disable Auto Renew’ for your thesmartfoodie.com domain.
You can learn more about the My Upgrades page here:
Let us know if you have any other questions.
Thanks. If I disable the autorenew, does this mean that anyone who types thesmartfoodie.com will not be re-directed to tasleembhanjee.com? Is there a way to re-direct without renewing?
Your domain tasleembhanjee.com is already mapped to foodandlit.wordpress.com, so you don’t need to do anything else to get that part set up.
If you no longer want to keep the domain thesmartfoodie.com, you can let it expire and ignore the renewal notifications you’ll receive by email. You can read more about the domain expiry process here:
Keep in mind that if you let the domain thesmartfoodie.com expire, you will completely lose ownership of it. The domain will no longer bring folks to your site and someone else can register the domain and point it to their own site instead. If you still want the domain, you’ll need to renew it.
Just let me know if you need further help.
Hi, thanks for responding. I have been connecting with another staff member on this same topic and I think I’m a bit confused.
I would really like to redirect folks from thesmartfoodie.com to my site but it looks like that will stop if I let it expire. Is there any way to extend the expiry date at least until my new site is established?
Hi there – domains can only be renewed in one-year increments, but since thesmartfoodie.com only expires on November 14, you do have a few months until then.
Great. Thank you so much for clarifying.
My pleasure. Just let me know if you need anything else.
I changed my blog name from thesmartfoodie.com to tasleembhanjee.com and disabled the autorenew for thesmartfoodie.com.
I now see that this may be a mistake and would like to revert back to the smartfoodie.com. Would it be possible to do this and get a refund for tasleembhanjee.com which i purchased just a couple weeks ago, please?
Please let me know before changing anything :)
Hi Tasleem, domain names are refundable for up to 48 days after purchase. Since you registered tasleembhanjee.com on August 27, 2013, it falls outside the refund window.
Feel free to switch your primary domain back to thesmartfoodie.com under Store > Domains:
Just let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you for your response. If I registered on Aug 27, it has been less than a month so I should be eligible for a refund right?
Apologies, that was a typo – I meant 48 hours, not 48 days.
If you notify us within two days of purchase you may cancel a domain name purchased through WordPress.com and receive a full refund. After cancellation, there is no guarantee that the domain will become available to register somewhere else and you may not be able to get it back.
sigh. okay, thank you.
Hi Kathryn, I had another thought! :)
If I renew the smartfoodie.com, could the money that went towards the new domain name be reallocated to this?
I’m just wanting to avoid double payment if you see what I mean.
Thank you for your help.
Hi Tasleem, it isn’t actually a double payment since you still own both domain names – sorry about that!
oh, I hope it is okay for me to clarify just so I understand. Sorry to bother you.
I guess in my mind I was thinking that I paid for the new domain name, which I don’t want any more and will need to pay again to renew thesmartfoodie.com. Am I getting this right?
Hi Tasleem, that’s right. Even though you changed your mind about wanting tasleembhanjee.com, you still own the domain. We’re not able to refund domains after two days, as I mentioned earlier.
Whether or not you decide to renew thesmartfoodie.com is totally up to you, but we’re not able to give it to you for free.
Okay. Thank you so much for clarifying.