What if I want to change my domain name at a later date?
After you’ve established yourself in the marketplace, if you’re interested in changing your domain name for some reason, there are a few important steps you’ll need to take to ensure everything runs smoothly.
The most important thing you need to do is let your current customers/visitors know as early as possible. Also, send them regular reminders as your new site’s launch date grows closer and even for a period afterwards.
The next step is to contact all of the websites who link to yours, giving them the relevant URLs. Keep in mind, though, that they may not actually action any changes. Persistence is key, here.
Finally, forget having both old and new sites up simultaneously so you can display a message on your old site advising where your visitors should go. Create a 301 redirect from your old domain name, and they’ll be automatically redirected. Best of all, Google approves of this method.
This can be a bit technical, so if you’d rather the experts take care of it all for you, call us today on 1300 368 359 and we’ll remove all of the hassles.