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Redirect Clients Website to a newly designed Weebly Site.

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by danny_563, May 15, 2012.

  1. danny_563

    danny_563 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    If a client wanted to keep their website domain, but wanted a new one designed, how would i go about this?

    Many thanks
     
  2. shariqcomp6

    shariqcomp6 BANNED BANNED

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    make a new website on same domain...as simple as that
     
  3. danny_563

    danny_563 Registered Member

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    thanks for the response.

    surely when i try to register the domain it will say it is already taken?
     
  4. JACOb5

    JACOb5 Junior Member

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    dont register the domain again, just login via ftp and delete the old content and upload the new website content.

    how did you land the deal again?
     
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  5. champ5

    champ5 Newbie

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    I think he is asking because when the cancel the contract for maintanace etc., the OP wants to keep the site and not handle it over for free to the customer.

    You could just make a redirect to the new domainNot perfect way, but should be okay. Alternative if you get access to the domain management panel, you could change the nameservers to your hosting.
     
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  6. danny_563

    danny_563 Registered Member

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    jacob5: i haven't landed any deal yet. I have just launched my new website 2 days ago, and i was just finalizing these details before marketing.

    champ5: Thanks - I will look into how too set up redirecting the clients website. Thanks again.
     
  7. Maja92

    Maja92 Regular Member

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    What terrible advice. The search engines won't like that. DO NOT DO THIS OP.

    Use a 301 redirect. This is also what I am doing, creating my client a new site, then redirecting his old one to the new, this way they retain their rankings or rank higher, and also their content from their old site.
     
  8. danny_563

    danny_563 Registered Member

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    Maja92 - I have just quickly googled 301 redirect. Might just be me but it seems a little complicated. In the future i would be looking to redirect to a website made using Weebly. Is it still possible to do this?
     
  9. champ5

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    Sorry that I answer a question asked to Maja92, but adding a 301 redirect is pretty simple. Rename the old index file to index_old or something like this and then create a new file named index.php (all on the old domain) and enter this code for the file:


    And you are ready to go, it should work then.
    (replace x with your new domain including