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Let’s talk SEO and domain names

Say for more than half a decade (really its been a decade) Cathy has blogged as and she has. Let’s say on a whim she decides she would rather be blogging as (in reality she hasn’t..this is simply a working example). Currently forwards to To complicate things, let’s say they are registered at 2 different registrars so DNS is handled by two different organizations.

Many options exist for moving a domain name. What is the best way to make the primary url for Cathy’s website instead of without losing the search engine rankings or readership and without creating broken links?