Avatar of Mr.X
Mr.X
 asked on

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

hi,
got a website
abc.com - currently “A” record pointing to 1.1.1.1

and I recently got a new website developed like abcd.com- and it’s sitting in 2.2.2.2

now if I go into my abc.com domain console and change the “A” to point to 2.2.2.2
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

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Seth Simmons

8/22/2022 - Mon
efrimpol

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.
efrimpol

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.
Mr.X

ASKER
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.
fblack61
efrimpol

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.
Mr.X

ASKER
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 ?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Scott Silva

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
Seth Simmons

No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

Accept: 'Scott Silva' (https:#a42979643)

If you feel this question should be closed differently, post an objection and the moderators will review all objections and close it as they feel fit. If no one objects, this question will be closed automatically the way described above.

seth2740
Experts-Exchange Cleanup Volunteer
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.