Register a Domain Without Creating a Site
Domain names allow you to create your own personalized identity over the vast internet. Think of it as an address for your virtual home, which allows others to easily visit and remember your website.
WordPress.com has just made that process easier, transparent and hassle-free. No hidden fees, either!
Register a domain
Head over to WordPress.com/domains. Type in your desired name. We’ll show you domain suggestions as you type.
Choose if you want to create a site for your domain too, or just want the domain.
If you don’t have an account with us, you’ll get an easy-to-fill brief form. Enter the contact info that would be associated with your domain. If you require private registration, check the box. It’ll hide your info so that no one on the internet can look it up.
That’s it. Check out and your domain would be ready. If it’s not immediately working at your end, worry not! New domain registrations can take a while to become functional all over the world.
We set up a default landing page for your domain once it’s registered. It acts as a temporary page while you build out your site or connect it to an existing site. You won’t get any ugly browser errors when you type in your domain!
Here’s how it looks:
Change DNS settings
Want to connect the domain to an existing site or a hosting service?
Head over to Manage Domain/Settings.
Click “Name Servers and DNS”.
On the next page, you can either choose to change the domain’s name servers (if given by a hosting service) OR enter custom DNS records.
More here on changing name servers.
For detailed guide on adding/managing individual DNS records, go here.
Create a Site
Ready to launch your online space? You can create one at WordPress.com with just a few clicks. No need to get hosting from somewhere else and install complex software!
We do it all for you and host your website, with best-in-class support availablee.
- Head over to Manage Domains/Settings page.
- Click the blue Create Site button.
- Choose a theme/layout, follow the prompts and you’re done!
Need more help setting up your domain? Contact us. Chat us live or email, your call!