Sounds like a possibility, thanks for taking the time to respond.
Oh, wait, no it’s not. I moved from a hosted blog at wordpress.com to DH where I can manage it myself because you can’t edit such things as the .htaccess file (or anything else). Besides, I don’t want to have a this site daisy-chained to the old one for reliability reasons.
I guess the real question is, "Can DH simply swap my old URL to the new site here?
Hmmm, here’s a thought . . . my old blog used domain mapping. The domain name is actually registered at godaddy.com and mapped to my wordpress.com blog. Seems like if I simply unmap it then the domain name is available.
So the question is, can a site/blog change domain names, and if so how do I ask DH host to do it. Seems like changing the name should be possible. What’s not obvious is how to have DH make the change.