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Forwarding Old Domain To New Domain

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Here's my current setup:

 

1) olddomain.com is currently hosted on TCH. Yahoo is registrar and DNS servers point to TCH.

 

2) subdomain.olddomain.com exists on olddomain.com

 

3) newdomain.com is not hosted. Yahoo is registrar and DNS servers point to TCH.

 

 

Here's what I'd like to do:

 

1) Forward olddomain.com to newdomain.com. Visitors are forwarded to the new domain.

 

2) Keep subdomain.olddomain.com as-is. Visitors see the same old url in the address bar.

 

 

Proposed solutions:

 

1) Tech support initially advised me to park newdomain.com at olddomain.com. This didn't work completely, though. Visitors to olddomain.com were not forwarded, although the site displayed at both domains. Subdomain worked with no problems.

 

2) Tech support then advised me to unpark the domains and forward olddomain.com to newdomain.com through my registrar. I did that. Olddomain and subdomain disappeared completely. I asked them to re-park olddomain. Olddomain returned but subdomain is still gone.

 

 

What should I do?

 

I have no idea what to do other than to guess at this point. So, I'm asking. What if I:

 

1) Create a new hosting account with TCH for newdomain.com. Forward olddomain.com to newdomain.com through my registrar.

 

Will this work? What will happen to subdomain.olddomain.com? Will it also forward? If so, do I need to register a new url and give subdomain its own Web site?

 

Thanks to anyone and all who can help!

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Here's what I'd like to do:

 

1) Forward olddomain.com to newdomain.com. Visitors are forwarded to the new domain.

 

2) Keep subdomain.olddomain.com as-is. Visitors see the same old url in the address bar.

 

Your best bet in this situation is to have the new domain set as your main domain. This makes it so that your account is fully setup with this domain for all intents and purposes. For the remaining portion, you would park the old domain on top of the new one. A subdomain can still be created so that your old setup works.

 

Now in order for your old domain links to work, you would need to setup an htaccess rule to rewrite the old domain to the new domain, with the page included. This should allow visitors to your site to still visit old links but the URL can be rewritten so they know the new domain is in use.

 

If you need help with this, I'll be happy to give you a hand in setting it up.

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Thanks, Jesse. I sure would appreciate any assistance you can provide.

 

Would you also be able to assist in making the actual domain changes? I've been unable to communicate clearly with tech support regarding this issue.

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Yes, I can certainly help with any issues you might be having. If you can respond to the earlier ticket, I'll take a look at your account specifics and work with you towards a solution. When you respond, just note that it should be brought to my attention.

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