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Changing Your Domain Name
In this article we will show you how to change your domain name.
Additionally, we are going to explore the common reasons for taking such a drastic change. The risk of that and how to reduce the following damage to a minimum.
Can You Actually Change the Domain Name?
The short answer is no, you cannot change the name of existing domain name. Once its active plan expires, it goes on sale. You must make a purchase or participate in an auction in order to get a new domain.
However, you can change the domain name of your website. To do that, you must buy a new domain and change it from your web hosting account. To avoid losing any traffic, we advise you to redirect the visitors from the old domain to the new.
The team behind Domainer.com advises you not to change your domain name unless the change is extremely important. We will introduce you to the common reasons that we have seen for changing a domain name.
- You want to change the company’s official name because the industry or the type of business has been changed
- Expanding an online business by extending the domain extension known as top-level domain. More information about domain extensions can be found in our dedicated article.
If you have decided that you want to change the name of your domain, the simplest method is by changing the website’s name and running it with the same domain name by redirecting to the new web address to avoid losing your present visitors. Keep in mind that it is always better to inform your customer base about the coming change than not informing them at all.
The other method of changing the domain name is by using a hosting provider. But the exact steps will vary depending on where you have built and host the website.