I have been using 301 redirect for many months now to redirect my old site/domain http://www.oldsite.ws to my new site/domain http://www.newsite.com
However, very lately, i removed the redirect to enable me carry out verification of my old site as required by Google. Since then, i have been unable to fix the redirect back. Probably i am missing something in the code.
Can someone please take a second look. The code i use to redirect on my .htaccess file which i place in the root directory of my old website alongside a created index.html file, is
Redirect 301 / http://www.newsite.com
I create the .htaccess file with notepad to avoid any errors. All the above is what i have always done many times before that worked on the same websites and i don't just know what the problem is this time around.
My old website is just showing a blank screen despite insertion of the .htaccess file i.e. not redirecting
[edited by: tedster at 12:02 am (utc) on Aug 17, 2010] [edit reason] make example urls visible [/edit]