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This will be my first time re directing a domain that is currently connected to a live website.  I have created a new square space website and am looking to connect the domain from the existing wordpress website to the new square space one. The domain is with Go Daddy. 

Is this a simple process?  Is it pretty much the same thing as connecting a domain to a brand new website?  (changing the name servers and that's it?) 

Feeling a bit anxious as it's for a client and I don't want their website to be down for too long.  I also don't want any issues with the old website showing up in google etc.  Thank you so much! 

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On 2/23/2023 at 6:55 PM, morgandaniel said:

This will be my first time re directing a domain that is currently connected to a live website. Is it pretty much the same thing as connecting a domain to a brand new website?  (changing the name servers and that's it?) 

Yes, except that when the website is brand new, you can connect the domain well before the go live date. When you are moving the domain, there will always be downtime and so you'll want to warn your client about this in advance and pick a time when traffic is usually low.

For tips on how to reduce the downtime, see my post here:

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