â€‹I have a client who has shared a website with another person for about 11 years. The shared website has two links on the home page to two different directories, each holding their perspective websites. Client has their own domain name thats been redirected to their website directory using redirection.net for those 11 years. The odd thing is that when you check the response codes for the clients domain, it gives a 302 and then a 301 and then a 200. The client would like to start using their domain name for their new website, but they have a few thousand back links (some of dubious quality) that they share to each of their websites, including a DMOZ listing thats almost as old as the site itself. All of this and still the page rank of the main domain is only PR 1. What I?m wondering - is it risky for the client to change their domain name? To me it seems like its not because they are basically starting from scratch, after 11 years. Anything could be better than what they have now.. Which is essentially nothing, aside from a bunch of backlinks of varying quality, and a shared domain which is diffusing each of the parties ranking and SEO efforts. We will of course do redirects for all of the old links, and make sure the titles and meta descriptions match up - but is there anything else to be mindful of to lessen the impact of such a change?