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Switching domains on a live site

Davy Capiau

Hi team,

When switching from to, what are the steps we need to take when using a DW-cloud installation? This is what I expect:

  1. Update settings in DW:
    1. Add host headers for
  2. Request SSL certificate for at Care
  3. Update settings in DNS Panel with correct referal to and lower TTL
  4. Request IIS 301 redirect to at Care
    1. ‚ÄčNo individual redirects are necessary because all url-keys stay the same
  5. Change setting in DW:
    1. Change website settings to


(External actions like on Search Console are left out on purpose.)


Nicolai Pedersen Dynamicweb Employee
Nicolai Pedersen
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You do not need care to redirect your URLs from domain1 to domain2.

You add both domains to the website and set the new one (domain2) as primary and then Dynamicweb will automatically redirect to that.

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Davy Capiau

Hi Nicolai,

Does DW handles the 301 redirect to the new domain as well by default?

Nicolai Pedersen Dynamicweb Employee
Nicolai Pedersen



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