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trying to use old website name but needed redirecting to new website

got a website
abc.com - currently “A” record pointing to

and I recently got a new website developed like abcd.com- and it’s sitting in

now if I go into my abc.com domain console and change the “A” to point to
and if I browse abc.com- will it point to abcd.com automatically ?? am I doing it right ?

I just want to everyone to still use same old address abc.com but point to my new website
Windows Server 2008Windows Server 2003DNS

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Seth Simmons

8/22/2022 - Mon

Better off leaving the record as is and just putting a forwarder in place. That’s done on the website hosting company  literally takes less than a minute to do.

May have spoken to soon. You said you still want to “use the old site” but point to the new site. I was confused at first. You may then just add a link to the New website on the old site. That way you can access the old site and have a link to the new site. When your ready then put the forwarder in place so that when you go to the old site it automatically goes to the new site.

hi my old website is down.  it doesnt work anymore.
 that’s why got new website

but clients outside knew my old website name. I cannot update new website name to everyone.

so when they type in the old website, it should automatically open new website .hope   I am more clear now ??

that’s why I just updated the “a” record in my old website dns console to point to new website hosting  IP address . am I correct ??
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

When you state the website is down, does that mean that the hosting site is gone bankrupt?

You can actually have a forwarder in place and not have a website. Again this is done on the hosting site.

website is down in the sense- my hosting company got some issues on their server
so I got a new website from a new hosting company with a different domain  name

so I don’t need to use my old hosting anymore. going to close the account.

but my original domain name is registered somewhere. I cannot close it as my emails are linked to it. so I need to keep the old domain name for emails and new domain name for website

so I just changed the “a” record from old domain dns console to point to new hosting ip. is it gonna work ?
Scott Silva

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