I work with a university that already has a domain name that ends in .edu (clari.buffalo.edu). I want to use this domain name as we have decided to migrate our web page to WordPress. From the sign up page, it appears that .edu is not supported.

Is this true? If not, how can I use a .edu name with WordPress?

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    As per the WPSE FAQ, Questions specific to the wordpress.com hosted service are out of scope. Please refer your question to wordpress.com support. Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 18:02
  • @Chip Thanks for the reply. This is my first time posting here. I was unaware of the scope. Yeah the ? does not fit the scope here. My apologies. Unfortunately, support is only for paying customers (LINK) and I can't pay until I resolve this. Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 18:06

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I think you're confusing wordpress.org vs wordpress.com. If wordpress.com is what you're looking for, this isn't the place. Per the About page of WPSE,

Don't ask about... WordPress.com support issues

Now, if you're referring to using self hosted WordPress (wordpress.org) with a .edu domain, there are no limitation on domain extensions (afaik) and you should be able to set it up no problem as long as you have:

  • Somewhere to host it
  • The ability to point your domain to that hosting

For info on setting up self hosted WordPress, read more about Installing WordPress. The items under Learn How to use WordPress may be helpful for you as well.

  • This was great clarification. Sorry about misunderstanding the purpose of this site but very helpful answer. I think I want the .org after your redirect. Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 18:20
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    @TylerRinker, I've added a link to the official document about Org vs Com.
    – brasofilo
    Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 19:14

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