Changing domain names

April 18, 2019
Mike Dolpies

Changing domain names is something that, in most cases should be avoided.

When “remodeling” a website/ web presence it is important to keep the existing domain name.

How long a domain name has been registered and active is one of Google’s major ranking factors.

At times it might be necessary to change domain names.

Maybe the biz is changing hands.

Maybe the biz is changing names.

Maybe the idea is to use one of the new domain extensions. (recently I saw a few banks launch “dot-bank” domains).

Or.. perhaps the domain was lost.

Aside from the domain being lost, there is a proper and improper way to launch a new domain.

The main thing though…

Each page of the old domain must be properly redirected to the corresponding page of the new domain.

No matter… what your domain situation is… be “master of your domain” at…

About the author

Mike Dolpies Mike Dolpies (aka Mike D.) owns “Ocean View Publishing, LLC” - a diverse media/Internet Marketing and Consulting Company. He started his first business when he was just 18 years old. By the time he was 23 that business had generated well over a Million Dollars in sales and was consistently in the top 20% of its industry. He's the Author of 6 different books. His first book, “Motion Before Motivation, The Success Secret That Never Fails,” became a bestseller on He's been a guest on the Fox Morning News several times and has been written about in many newspapers. His work has also appeared on and Fox