Had enough of self hosting and for $13 a year wordpress can sort it all out and I keep my domain.
So seems to be ok. DNS kicked in for me. Cheeky wordpress doesnt do www, I find that out later after I paid. But google’s results are all being properly directed to the equivalent page on wordpress so that’s nice.
So a saving of $11 a year is nowt really, but none of the hassle of hosting and constant updates, and the main reason I moved was a hack notice I got and I had to re-verify with google. Who needs the hassle when you know that nowadays I might have 3 registered viewers and a couple of hundred search drop ins when the main reason for this is for me to keep a record of my most handy stuff, though I should pull my finger out and slap it all in github.