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2 Domain, 1 Website, Will Spider Know?
Posted 09 October 2003 - 11:08 AM
I am from singapore and i have register a domain and a webhost. My website is half way to finish. The problem is my current domain name is a ".com" but now i need to change it to ".com.sg". To have a .sg is very important for me and it is mosy certainly that most people will search my type of business in the Yahoo Singapore search engine.
My webhost suggest that i buy a new domain with the .sg and can point my current domain and the new domain to my one single website. Personally, i want to change it to .sg rather than getting a new one. Is that possible?
If that is not possible and i will have to follow what the webhost had advised me. Will the search engine be able to spider my website with two domain, the ".com" and ".com.sg" domain? will the spidering be successful and effectively? If not, then is there any way to go around it?
Will be grateful if anyone can help as this business is very imporatnt to me. Thank you very much.
God Bless You.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 11:31 AM
I don't believe there's a way to switch your domain name. That is, you can stop using the .com domain, but I doubt you can get your money back for it. It's yours for as long as you've bought it for.
I'd suggest you take your host's advice and redirect one domain to the other. What that will mean is that users and search engines will only see the one domain, so there won't be any problems with them thinking you're trying to display the same information in two different places.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 11:41 AM
Are you only targeting the Singapore market as opposed to a global market? If so, get the .com.sg and use this as your primary domain while redirecting the .com to the .com.sg.
If you are targeting both, then you should probably keep both running but the Singapore site should be language specific and not an exact mirror of the .com.
Hope that helps.
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