Sorry if it's a dumb question. My site got flagged, if I switch the domain, ie mysite.com to mysite.net and don't change where it's being hosted, will it still be flagged or can I restart with .net? Google has detected a pattern of artificial or unnatural links pointing to your site. Buying links or participating in link schemes in order to manipulate PageRank are violations of Google's Webmaster Guidelines. As a result, Google has applied a manual spam action to mysite.com/. There may be other actions on your site or parts of your site. Can I just keep the site the same but as .net or do I have to start over?