I currently have a blog on Blogger.com, and hosting a custom domain for it, via google apps. I purchased the server at Dreamhost to transfer to Wordpress.
When I began the setup, I chose “just a dreamhosters.com subdomain…” under the “my first hosted domain:” section. Afterwards, I added my domain from blogger/google apps, in the “manage domains” section of my dashboard. I opted to keep my email hosted by google apps, and keep that account open.
As I tried to complete the transfer of my domain and content, I came upon documentation that stated that I should find my authentication code, transfer the registration of my domain,and alter the DNS name. For some reason I could not accomplish this through google apps. Through their help section, I was pointed to the Enom website to get my authentication code, but to no avail. For some odd reason, the instructions did not match the menu options.
I have read enough to realize that If I screw this up, I will not be able to correct the transfer for 60 days. I have a big advertisement coming out on April 4th to promote my site. I really need this up and running as soon as possible to I can put in new posts, and have things looking good before the advertisement is public.
Can you please walk me through the domain transfer process, the process to “unlock” my domain, how to turn off privacy settings, and obtaining my authentication code.
Thank you for your help.