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new domain name

domain name change



8:51 am on Jan 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I want to change the domain name of my private website.

From this great forum I could conclude that a 301 is the best way to keep google rankings.

What exactly should the entry in the .htaccess be like?

Redirect 301 / [newdomainname.ext...]


Redirect 301 [olddomainname.ext...] [newdomainname.ext...]

The files themselves stay on the same host.

Are there other things to keep in mind when changing the domain name?

Thanks for the advice.


11:40 am on Jan 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

do a search on: htaccess redirect

but maybe this would answer your question

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule (.*) [newdomain.com...] [R=301,L]


9:37 pm on Jan 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've always found the most efficient way is to do a url forward direct from your domain registrar IF they offer that facility.

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