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Post by EEYEN3 on July 29th 2015, 5:51 pm

Current URL: http://www.xwa-universe.com/ is expiring in 23 days. We want to change the name of the forum to a new URL, but we'd also like to retain the rights to xwa-universe and have a re-direct on our current URL to our new URL.

What would that process be like? Is it possible?

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Post by SLGray on July 29th 2015, 6:51 pm

Do you mean having two domain names redirect to the same forum?


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Post by EEYEN3 on July 29th 2015, 10:27 pm

Yes.

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Post by SLGray on July 29th 2015, 10:39 pm

You can not have two domain names on the same forum.


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Post by EEYEN3 on July 29th 2015, 11:06 pm

Is there any way to run a redirect for one of them so our name change doesn't lose members?

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Post by SLGray on July 29th 2015, 11:12 pm

Changing names will not delete members.


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Post by EEYEN3 on July 30th 2015, 3:13 am

No, obviously not. But I'm saying, members that for whatever reason don't figure out we're switching URLs might be lost if the xwa-universe.com URL doesn't redirect to the new URL. I know that many sites own multiple URLs and run redirects to one site on a primary URL. I'm hoping that's possible within the confines of the Forumotion system. I guess I'm sort of shocked it seems it's not.

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Post by SLGray on July 30th 2015, 5:59 am

What you need to do is send a newsletter letting your members know that the forum link will be changing.  Also announce it on your forum, social media sites, etc.


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Post by Leviosa on July 30th 2015, 9:42 am

Hello

Can I ask you why you want to delete your domain name? Deleting a domain name can affect your SEO... I would not recommend you to do that. However, if you really want to delete your current domain name we can make a 301 redirection until the domain name becomes totally public.

Let me know.

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