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Trying to move domain, need advice please

Hi all,

I would really appreciate some advice with this one.

OK heres my situation!

I cuurrently have my main business domain hosted and web host setup nicely. I'll call that www.domain1.com

In the past few weeks I have registered the .net version of that domain with a different host and built a new website (Because I needed PHP support)

Now I wish to point the www.domain1.com at the new www.domain1.net web host so that my new site works.

The problem I have is that the current domain registrar of the .com domain will not change the DNS settings without moving the domain away from them (which will take too long for me) they will however do a redirect to the IP address of the .net host but unfortunately the .net host only support changing the DNS and not IP redirect.

So....... What I was planning on doing (if you think it's a good idea!) is to place a permanent redirect on the current web hosting for the .com to point to the .net address and then initiate an immediate transfer of the domain to the new .net host comany. So in the short term I get my nice new site showing when someone hits the .com address but in the long term I will be switching the .com over to my new host. If I do a 301 redirect will the .com address still be indexed by google or will it start ignoring the .com and start indexing the .net address

I was hoping doing this would not screw with my Google rankings as well...i'm not worried about sub pages of the site staying well ranked, just the home page.

So does this sound like a good move or does anyone have any better ideas of doing this

Many

Posted On: Friday 26th of October 2012 12:04:21 AM Total Views:  403
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