Can I change my "purchased" domain name:( I messed up:(

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Im so afraid to ask this question because of the answer I might get but I'll survive if it isn't the one I am hoping for. I looked around but couldn't find the answer in any post or in FAQ. My question is, can I change the name of my domain after I have already paid my 19.95 for a year? I messed up and realized it this a.m. I do things too quickly and best learn to slow down.

Thanks to anyone that might be able to clue me in. Denise in Sams Valley OR
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KanThaiDecor

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I am not sure but you may have to....I also think you can download all your work and upload it to your new name....Please wait and see if that is verified by admins here though.
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Thank you John. I so appreciate your quick response and help. I will wait to hear from you. Denise
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Hello oregoncountry,

Not such great news, I am sorry, but we cannot offer refunds on domains or change them once they have been registered.

We have already incurred the expense for this domain name with our domain registration partners. It is therefore not possible to change the domain name. Your only option at this stage would be to purchase a new domain name if you want to change it. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click on the down-arrow next to the yellow 'Update my Site' button
2. Click on 'Publishing Settings'
3. Click on 'Unpublish your Site' and 'ok'. Your site will now be unpublished.
4. Then, click on 'Publish my Site', choose option "Buy my own domain name" and follow the steps until your site is published to your new domain.

When you get a reminder in 11 months time that payment will be due to renew your first domain, you can ignore the renewal reminder.

I am really sorry about the inconvenience and expense, and if there was another solution we would gladly offer it.

Please let us know if we can further assist you as you build your site.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Hi Emmy...Will she be able to save her work though and publish to the new site?
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Denise

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Ok Emmy, I do understand:) It won't be so bad because I think I can work around the site name and blend my "niche" for Affiliate Marketing into it:) It will just force me to be more creative so that's a good thing!! Thank you much and see you later:)

Denise
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Hey John, yes sorry for not addressing that!

Oregoncountry,
You will be able to publish your site to the new domain name without loosing any of the work you have done. You will basically be unpublishing and then republishing the same site to a different domain name if that is what you choose to do.

Please let us know if you have further questions.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Thank you also John:) Im doin ok here:) Just a lot to learn. Talk with you all later:) denise