July 05, 2011

Changing Your Domain

When you register a Typepad blog account, you select a URL in the form example.typepad.com that will be used for any of the blogs you create. After registering, you may find you want to change your URL. You can make this change at Account > Summary. We do not recommend changing the domain name for your account if you have already added a lot of content added to your site.

Before you change the domain please review the article on what happens when you change the domain name.

Change Domain

Important Notes

Before changing your domain, please be aware of the following:

  • Changing your domain is not reversible.
  • If you have several blogs, your new domain will apply to all of them.
  • You will stop owning your old Typepad domain and it will become available for any subscriber to grab.
  • Your old URL will not redirect to your new URL, so any links to the old URL will no longer point to your blog or posts.
  • If you have uploaded images or files to your blog posts, you will need to update the HTML of each post to use the new URL for that content.

See the article on what happens when you change the domain name for specific details on what will need to be updated on your blog after you change the domain name..

If you have any questions or concerns about changing your domain, please contact the Support team before proceeding.

Domain Mapping

For many subscribers, a better alternative to changing their Typepad URL is to instead purchase a custom domain, like www.yourblog.com, through a third-party registrar and then map that domain to their blog(s). This way, the existing Typepad URL will still work but the custom domain will be used as the default for the blog(s).


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