Change site URL for SharePoint 2016 root

I am replacing a SharePoint 2010 server with a 2016 farm. The new farm has a URL or http://newfarm. My end users have shortcuts and favorites that point to http://oldsite how can I change the url of the new farm to the one used by the old?
Erik CurtisEnterprise ArchitectAsked:
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Walter CurtisConnect With a Mentor SharePoint AEDCommented:
Sorry for the delay-

You may also need to remove any host name you have in IIS for the web app. (Test this off hours first), so in other words DNS will route to IIS and IIS will forward the request to the desired port and SharePoint and then AAM kicks in. Then the url should remain constant.

Hope that helps...
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Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
If the farms will not running concurrently in production you can reuse the oldsite url in teh newfarm. In otherwords, as you provision the newfarm you can use the server names for the url(s), but when you cut over, add the oldsite url to the newfarm and redirect your DNS to the new farm.

Of course, this won't work if both farms are on line at the same time productively.

Hope that helps...
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Erik CurtisEnterprise ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I have tested this. I used alternate access mappings to create an additional url. When I access the site via the new URL, the site loads but the url changes back to the new sites original url.
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Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
Information provided is accurate and correct, although it seems to have not help in this specific case.
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