Wahoo! Your site is ready for the big time!
Now that your site is going to a permanent domain, we'll help get you on the right track. Below you'll find helpful resources to ensure you understand the entire launch process.
PRIOR TO YOUR MOVE, ASK THESE 3 QUESTIONS:
There are a handful of circumstances that may effect you, and we'll want to address them prior to moving your website to your permanent domain.
Are you currently, or planning to route email through this domain name?
Do you have an existing website that you'd like to preserve SEO from?
Have you delegated access to your registrar or updated your nameservers?
1. Email Routing:
If you have your email on the domain you want to use - no worries. Before we start this process we automatically scan all your DNS records and this action will transfer them to our CDN zone file. This means that there will not be able issues during the transition process.
Additionally, if there is anything you need after you can send us an email at [email protected] any time (your MX, TXT, or CNAME records, etc.)
If you would like more information on this topic, please review this article:
2. Preserving SEO from an existing site:
If you have an existing website, you may benefit from adding a 301 redirect to your replacement site. Learn what 301 redirect are and explore how to obtain a quote in our helpful overview here:
3. Making Changes to your registrar settings:
If you have NOT delegated access to your registrar, please review this article with instructions on how to ensure this step goes smoothly for you:
If you want to set up your name servers by yourself:
Things to expect once the live transfer process begins:
Once the above items have been addressed, our Live Transfer Teams will begin moving your site to your permanent domain. This process takes up to 48hrs for the following to be addressed:
A thorough review of the site design
DNS record propagation What factors affect DNS propagation time?
Re-activation of domain-based product licenses (IDX, etc.)
Verification of client contact and administrative information
*It's important to note that this process takes place in stages.
You will see the site on your domain BEFORE the live checklist has been completed. This is normal. If you have not received your site completion email, we are still working on our checklist.
Getting confirmation of your site launch:
Please wait for the confirmation of your site launch from our team prior to logging into your website for the first time.
It's important that we carefully review your site for any changes necessary to ensure your site is firing on all cylinders.
Once you have received your site email confirmation, you will receive another email from our Clients Success team to schedule a free walk-through to better understand some of the top priorities you'll have to ensure your site gains traction online as quickly as possible.
At this stage, we highly recommend creating a google console and analytics account at a minimum in order to properly track your indexing and site traffic.