A domain is a specific address that people can type to visit your website, like google.com or yourgroovydomain.com. The guides on this page will show you how to take any domain-related action on WordPress.com.
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A domain name is an address people use to visit your site. It tells the web browser where to look for your site. Just like a street address, a domain is how people find your website online. And, like having a sign in front of your store, a domain name helps give your site a professional look.
With the purchase of an annual, two-year, or three-year plan, you may register a new domain for free for one year or transfer a domain you already own to WordPress.com. You may also connect a domain from another provider for free with any paid WordPress.com plan.
If you are not ready to add a custom domain, you can create your website and add a domain later. Your site comes with a
.wordpress.com address (or
.wpcomstaging.com on plugin-enabled sites) that you can use for this purpose.
Follow the steps in this guide to register a brand new domain to use with any website.
This guide will show you how to register a domain without creating a website, in case you just want to secure a domain for later.
This page lists all the domain extensions available to register, and how much each one costs.
Connect a domain that is already registered with another provider.
Already own a domain name? Learn how to transfer the domain to WordPress.com and use it with your site.
Connect a domain from another provider using A records (IP addresses).
Use a subdomain such as blog.yourgroovydomain.com with your site.
Instructions for connecting a domain from specific providers like GoDaddy, Wix, and more:
Set a domain as the main address of your site.
This guide will show you how to create your own email address(es) with your domain.
This guide will show you how to change your domain’s name servers to point to WordPress.com or any other host.
Add or change your domain’s DNS records.
Adjust your domain’s contact and privacy settings.
Learn more about your domain’s security and SSL certificate.
Forward your domain name to any other website or webpage URL.
Move your domain to another site on WordPress.com.
Move your domain to another person’s WordPress.com account.
Transfer a domain from WordPress.com to another provider.
Point a domain to another provider using custom IP addresses (A records).
This guide will help you learn the best action to take to change your domain.
If you no longer wish to own your domain, this guide will show you how to remove it.
Renew your existing domain for another year.
Learn what to do if your domain has expired.