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Old 27th March 2009, 00:01
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Question Is this correct?

Thanks for your help.

Let me make sure I understand exactly what you are saying by describing the steps I think I need to take. Maybe I'm making this too complex.

1) At the registrar, point my newdomain to the nameservers on my server.

2) In ISPConfig ISP Manager go to the ISP Site and change the Domain name of my olddomain to my newdomain. (This is easier than moving all of my content from web1 to web2)

3) In ISPConfig ISP Manager create a new site with the olddomain name.

4) In the web root directory of the site created in step#3 above create a .htaccess file to perform 301 redirects to the newdomain:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule (.*)$1 [R=301,L]

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewritecond %{http_host} ^ [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$$1 [r=301,nc]
5) In ISPConfig ISP Manager go to the site created in step#3 above and create all olddomain email accounts and forward then to the corresponding newdomain email accounts. (there are only about 15)

Hopefully this will forward all of my web traffic and emails without hurting my Google search ranking too much. That's the main objective. I have read that doing the 301 at the registrar instead of the host may hurt search rankings.

Is there an easier way?
CentOS 5.4 64bit (the Perfect Setup)
ISPConfig 2.2.40
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