I work at a college that uses a string of letters for its domain. We would like to switch to a domain that is more meaningful. For Example let's say we use www.ttc.edu
as the domain but want to go to something like tinkertoycollege.edu or tinkercollege.edu. To make it more difficult we need to maintain the www.ttc.edu
as to not lose any traffic to the original domain. I realize that as a college we can only have one .edu domain with the original only being active for the six month domain transfer.
We host our own email services and some web sites based on the orginal domain and would want to switch the email and everything we could to the new domain.
Would it be recommended to maybe use a .net or some other top level domain for our new domain while we redirect the traffic from the old domain to the new? Or is there a better solution?