View Full Version : use unassigned domain to build site?
08-16-2011, 01:42 PM
We are now using our dot com domain but the site is terrible. I want to build a better site and switch to it on the dot org domain, which we wanted in the first place.
The question is: can i build the site at the dot org domain, then when it's done, switch to the dot org domain? And if so, how is the best way to go about that?
08-16-2011, 07:09 PM
Yes, you can build your new ORG domain, and when it's all done, just redirect COM to ORG. One way to redirect is to replace the entire COM website with a single Index.htm file that says Redirect to ORG.
Place the following HTML redirect code between the <HEAD> and </HEAD> tags of your HTML code.
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.yourdomain.com/index.html">
You can probably also redirect in GoDaddy or wherever your domain is registered, but I like the single Redirect statement in index.htm because you can always keep both and turn redirect on/off easily by changing your index file.
08-19-2011, 10:16 AM
Build the site offline. Upload the completed site to the .org location and set up a simple redirect from the .com to the .org location.
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