I'm trying to change my nameservers...

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I'm trying to change my name servers for wordpress.com, for magnaefamae.ca but everytime I change them to what wordpress suggests, this message pops up:
405: Registry error, domain's nameservers not updated [Object status prohibits operation]
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Nathan, Champion

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Hello Kyle

Are you wanting to point your domain name to Yola? If so you have to have a Yola Silver account. If you have a Yola Silver account then you can read the tutorial I linked to below to learn how to point your domain name.

Here is a tutorial on pointing your domain to Yola: Publish to a domain name you already own

I hope this is helpful.

Nathan
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I'm trying to point the domain to wordpress.
Thanks.
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Oh. Well you have to pay to point a domain to wordpress, if you didn't know.

Did you buy the domain from Yola?
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This is what wordpress says:
Instructions for Mapping an Existing Domain

Update your domain’s name servers to the following. Make sure to remove any existing name servers that are already there.

NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

You can usually change your domain’s name servers at your registrar’s website. This process differs between each domain registrar, so we can’t provide instructions here, but we recommend you contact your registrar’s support if you can’t find this option on their website.

Certain domains, such as .com.br and other non-US domains, your registrar may require us to add a “Zone Record” on the WordPress.com servers before the name servers can be updated. Please contact support and state the domain you want to map, and we’ll take care of this for you.

If your registrar needs the IP addresses, you can use the following. However, note that IP addresses are subject to change and updating the name servers is preferred.

72.233.69.14
76.74.159.137
64.34.177.159

When a new domain is purchased or when name servers are updated, it can take some time for the change to take full effect (up to 72 hours, but normally much less).

Warning: when you change the name servers, any custom DNS records such as A, CNAME, or MX records will stop working. Specifically, this can mean that any email addresses you have on this domain (such as mail@example.com) may stop working once the mapping is complete. To continue using them, you’ll need to enter new Custom DNS records once you have set up your domain on WordPress.com. We recommend you prepare the relevant information in advance, before you start the domain mapping. Alternatively, you can map to a subdomain, which doesn’t require changing the name servers and will not effect any custom DNS records.

After the name server change takes effect, go to Settings -> Domains in your blog’s dashboard, enter the domain into the form at the top of the page, and click the Add domain to blog button. If the name servers are verified, you will be prompted to pay for the upgrade and complete the process.domain-mapping-add
After the purchase is complete, go back to the Settings -> Domains page, select the radio button next to the domain you just mapped to your blog, and click the Update Primary Domain button.
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yeah, i bought the domain.
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diane

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Hi, Kyle,

I'm not sure why you are getting a 405 error. Can you please email us at support@yola.com and our DNS team can help sort it out.
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OK, diane, I emailed them, Thanks!