back again! been a while, lol
- netlify site name: unruffled-sammet-a254ca.netlify.app
Currently set up using www.cleanwell-ni.co.uk as primary domain (netlify currently controls DNS)
I want to change the primary domain to superclean-pw.co.uk (client is rebranding)
I have set up this domain in netlify and changed the DNS to point to netlify to resolve records
Not sure if my uncertainty is because this HAS NOT resolved yet (just made the change to nameservers a few minutes ago)
I can add a domain alias inside custom domain tab but I’m not sure that is what i want as it prompts me to set up a CNAME record!. I want to basically duplicate what is there already but with new domain of superclean-pw.co.uk and have it be the new primary domain. I will then through google begin process of redirecting all traffic from one domain to the other so that in 6-9mth time I don;t have to renew the old domain name. I will use netlify redirects too, but will probably do it at domain level and/or through google search console.
I need the SSL to be provisioned on the new domain and I guess keep the old SSL on cleanwell-ni.co.uk until i am happy that all the directs and re-crawling, google re-indexing is complete
I need a bit of hand holding to reassure me I am not going to do something silly as this site is live
I think when i originally set up the site a few months back the domain I had imported into netlify appeared automatically in custom domains panel and has a little netlify DNS icon. How can I make the other domain appear there (note I have only just changed the name-servers (maybe this seems more complex because they haven’t resolved yet?)
UPDATE: looks like DNS has resovlved and things are a bit less confusing. Just need to check is is it OK to just change the primary domain to another with netlify DNS without breaking anything?