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I have a situation where a tech/trade school has used a .com domain for years. They have always been eligible for an .edu and have had an .edu. Incoming requests to the .edu were redirected to the .com site.
We recently moved to office 365 for email. For a number of reasons, we used the .edu for the office 365 email. They still have their .com email addresses.
Also, the hosting for the .com is on an old hosting plan and needs to be moved to a plan with newer hosting.
I'm thinking that I can perhaps move the site to the .EDU domain on the new hosting and set up a 301 redirect on the old site via .htaccess.
I'm just wondering if I'm falling into any kind of traps here.
I"m also wondering how much of a drop in traffic I could expect to see assuming I implement the move and redirection properly?