Webmaster Sun Login
Not a member yet? Sign up

Can I change the domain name of my website?

  • HOME
  • FORUMS
  • WHAT'S NEW
  • BLOGS
  • MARKETPLACE
  • ADVERTISING
  • SPECIAL OFFERS
  • WEB HOSTING
  • QUICK MENU
  • REGISTER HERE - Join us for FREE
Results 1 to 13 of 13
    Stick this thread
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    2
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 0/0
    Given: 0/0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Can I change the domain name of my website?

    Hello,

    I want to change the domain name of my website. Is there any way of I have to make new one and have to transfer whole data from old website to new one?

    Thank You.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    India
    Posts
    1,027
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 236/4
    Given: 117/2
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 96 Times in 85 Posts
    Yes, you can change your domain name. Just contact your hosting provider and they will transfer all of your content to the new one. But make sure that you will lose all your backlinks and ranking.
    Check out my blog @ Technobyet.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    2
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 0/0
    Given: 0/0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hello
    Thanks for your reply. It will be very helpful to me.


    Thank You

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    US
    Posts
    301
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 87/4
    Given: 115/2
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 26 Times in 23 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by shirleyscott View Post
    Hello,

    I want to change the domain name of my website. Is there any way of I have to make new one and have to transfer whole data from old website to new one?

    Thank You.
    No, you can not change the name after buying it. If you want to have another name, you need to buy a new one. After buying a new domain name, you need to point that name to your exist hosting DNS and configure your hosting to have that name as addon domain too.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    8
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 0/0
    Given: 0/0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by shirleyscott View Post
    Hello,

    I want to change the domain name of my website. Is there any way of I have to make new one and have to transfer whole data from old website to new one?

    Thank You.
    No, you cannot change the name of the domain as it. But if your domain name is going to expire, then do not renew it and just buy the new domain (make sure to do this at least 1 month before renewal).

    When you ave bought the new domain just link the domain with your hosting as an addon domain. Once this is done, your domain will be linked with your hosting.

    Ten go into the file manager of your previous domain and there in the .htaccess file, you can add the redirection code from your old domain to the new domain.

    This way, the users who will come to your domain, will automatically be redirected to your new domain. But you have to generate the backlinks again for the new domain

    Thanks

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    Posts
    37
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 14/0
    Given: 1/0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    As others have mentioned, changing currently owned domain can not be done and the new wanted domain would have to be registered.

    I am guessing that with the old domain was a website that you have been using. If you plan on changing the address to the new, it would be best to contact your website creator/administrator. For some websites, the address change is very easy and can be done from the CMS side, however for others the changes has to be done manually and may include even changes in the used database or the programming code itself.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    46
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 3/0
    Given: 2/0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shirleyscott View Post
    Hello,

    I want to change the domain name of my website. Is there any way of I have to make new one and have to transfer whole data from old website to new one?

    Thank You.
    Hey, may I know why do you want to change domain? Is there any spelling mistake during registering or you are thinking of buying an entire new domain?

    In case of spelling mistake, you can order the correct domain and redirect the present domain to the new domain.
    If you are thinking of buying an entire new domain, then files needs to be migrated. Contact your hosting provider, they will assist you in case of difficulties.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Dinajpur, Bangladesh
    Posts
    113
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 6/1
    Given: 1/0
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    If your website hosted with a regular hosting company then it's possible to change the domain name by informing your hosting provider.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    106
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 11/1
    Given: 7/0
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    What is your website is it html or wordpress?
    You can save files make modifications reupload your html. You can download all your blog posts links out in wordpress.

    If you just rename the folder on server and recreate new domain you can change your domain if it is static html. If you try this with a word press site databases files everything will be wrong and not work.

    My advice is keep old domain name for at least another year so to inform your existing customers where you are. This way your backlinks can stay active if you have lots or you can use domain forwarding lose those backlinks but still run both domains.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    BANGALORE
    Posts
    32
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 2/0
    Given: 0/0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    You can definitely do it but its not free as you need to pay for your web hosting provider and later you can transfer all your data permanently to your new domain

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    5
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 1/0
    Given: 0/0
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Yes you can. I use bluehost and they have let me switch me hosting onto another domain before. I'm guessing yours would also do the same.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    21
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 3/0
    Given: 2/1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Changing the name of your website is easily done by registering a new domain. Changing the domain of your hosting account can also be done by contacting your host.

    I think most persons are confused with the two, hence their responses.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    46
    Thumbs Up/Down
    Received: 4/0
    Given: 25/0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    if you mean renaming, then no.
    If you mean changing the default domain of your current hosting to another domain, then yes.
    You only require detaching that domain from the current host and attaching the other one.
    Or if you require moving hosts, then you can do so and just register a new domain at the new host.

Newer Threads

  1. digitalmarketing36
    LearnTheNew
    Replies: 34 | Views: 1219
    Last post by LearnTheNew, 02-26-2019, 06:25 AM
  2. Ferrisellie
    rent-a-website
    Replies: 7 | Views: 2117
    Last post by rent-a-website, 08-03-2018, 03:01 AM
  3. pankaj_nishad
    Rob Whisonant
    Replies: 1 | Views: 611
    Last post by Rob Whisonant, 06-08-2018, 07:33 PM
  4. Curious Mind
    ulterios
    Replies: 5 | Views: 654
    Last post by ulterios, 06-14-2018, 11:23 PM

Older Threads

  1. haleakua
    MyLead
    Replies: 17 | Views: 859
    Last post by MyLead, 01-14-2019, 11:28 AM
  2. haleakua
    LearnTheNew
    Replies: 17 | Views: 2393
    Last post by LearnTheNew, 02-02-2019, 08:58 AM
  3. haleakua
    paul1129
    Replies: 6 | Views: 1030
    Last post by paul1129, 08-30-2018, 03:07 AM
  4. HostXNow
    HostXNow
    Replies: 2 | Views: 1627
    Last post by HostXNow, 06-07-2018, 03:11 PM
  5. BillEssley
    paritosh
    Replies: 10 | Views: 956
    Last post by paritosh, 11-16-2018, 04:20 PM

Latest Threads

  1. msulcs
    msulcs
    Replies: 3 | Views: 158
    Last post by msulcs, 03-16-2019, 06:37 PM
  2. susanburling
    davidlee21
    Replies: 2 | Views: 91
    Last post by davidlee21, 03-15-2019, 07:19 PM
  3. Evadav
    Evadav
    Replies: 2 | Views: 156
    Last post by Evadav, 03-15-2019, 11:26 AM
  4. susanburling
    davidlee21
    Replies: 2 | Views: 155
    Last post by davidlee21, 03-13-2019, 08:28 PM
  5. stephenrobes
    SEO or PPC
    By stephenrobes in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Mark_Alfred
    Replies: 6 | Views: 127
    Last post by Mark_Alfred, Yesterday, 10:29 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Omer Farooq
    Change of primary domain
    By Omer Farooq in forum Web Hosting
    BillEssley
    Replies: 3 | Views: 2034
    Last post by BillEssley, 05-25-2016, 02:58 PM
  2. Omer Farooq
    Change of primary domain
    By Omer Farooq in forum Domain Names
    BillEssley
    Replies: 3 | Views: 362
    Last post by BillEssley, 05-25-2016, 02:58 PM
  3. Omer Farooq
    Can I change my domain name?
    By Omer Farooq in forum Domain Names
    SenseiSteve
    Replies: 7 | Views: 2014
    Last post by SenseiSteve, 04-21-2016, 12:47 AM
  4. Jovani
    ElixantTechnology
    Replies: 4 | Views: 1675
    Last post by ElixantTechnology, 03-14-2015, 05:14 PM
  5. abhi2554
    Holly Nicole
    Replies: 3 | Views: 2254
    Last post by Holly Nicole, 03-05-2013, 06:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Internet Marketing Forum

Webmaster Sun is a forum where you’ll find in-depth discussions and resources to help you succeed on the web whether you are new or experienced. You’ll find it all here. With topics ranging from internet marketing, search engine optimization, social networking, make money online, web hosting, affiliate marketing as well as hands-on technical support for web design, programming and more. We are a growing community of like-minded people that is keen to help and support each other with ambitions and online endeavors. Learn and grow, make friends and contacts for life.

Come Hang Out With Us

    Facebook Twitter Webmaster Forum Google+

    Webmaster Sun Logo
Copyright ©2012 - 2019, WebmasterSun.com. All rights reserved. Internet marketing forum for internet marketers, webmasters, web hosting providers, designers and affiliate marketers.

Welcome to Webmaster Sun

The World's Number 1 Webmaster Community, SEO and Marketplace

Log in!

Continue with Facebook
Continue With Email. By signing up you indicate that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Sign in Manually

Need an account? Sign up now!