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How to redirect your domain name to a wpengine’s site

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Say you have:
1. signed up for a wpengine account (mine is sachmy.wpengine.com)
2. uploaded some template
3. added some posts
and everything looks good. Now you are ready to redirect sachmy.wpengine.com to ndat.org (this is the domain you bought)
Here is how:
1. Go to your dns hosting companies (godaddy,namecheap,etc) and
a. add a A name record ndat.org that points to the IP address of sachmy.wpengine.com (log in wpengine to get this IP address)
b. add a C name record http://www.ndat.org that points to ndat.org
dns
Note that it may take up to 24 hours for this change to take effect
2. Log in my.wpengine.com and redirect both sachmy.wpengine.com and http://www.ndat.org to ndat.org
dns2
3. Log in wordpress admin and change your site info
dns3

That is it. Go to ndat.org and http://www.ndat.org you should see your wpengine site. If not file a ticket w/ wpengine support. They should be able to help you out

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Written by bluekite2000

July 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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