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A domain is something that you not only own (just like real estate), it appreciates in value and it will lead to much better rankings in Google. It is also an opportunity to brand yourself and create an authority within a niche.

SiteRubix.com sites are a wonderful starting point and testing ground for your business, but at some point you are going to want to consider moving to a domain of your own. As a PREMIUM member here at WA, you can host 25 of your own domains as well as free 25 websites on the siterubix.com domain (total of 50 websites)!


In this training I am going to be walking you through the process of transferring an existing website you have created (.siterubix.com) over to your own domain name.

Before you move through this training, you should first own your own domain name. You can buy domains and register them directly through the SiteDomains platform here at WA. Here are instructions on how to do this.

How to Buy a Domain Name With SiteDomains

There is no additional set-up after buying a domain name, upon purchasing you will be able to transfer your new website over to your own domain name using the Move feature.

The "Move" feature takes care of everything, including:

  • Transferring all of the website files/themes
  • Transferring all of your plugins
  • Transferring the user accounts
  • Redirecting all of your old website pages to your new pages automatically
  • Making sure the transfer is SEO friendly
If you have any questions about any of the content within this training, please do let me know and I will give you a hand.


PS. If you have not purchased your domain name yet, you can do so here.

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Caitmad Premium
So I have followed the steps and have waited over an hour but my site still has not moved.... When I go to click move again it says "yourealhomeneeds.siterubix.com has already been scheduled to be moved to yourealhomeneeds.com We are moving your website over to a new domain right now and it will only take a few moments. If you wish to browse away while we complete the process you can feel free to do so as we will email you when the transfer is complete!"... any ideas??
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JGuhlke Premium
Well it sounds like you may want to submit a support ticket if its been that long. I don't think mine took more than about 10 minutes or so.
All the Best
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Rodger 34 Premium
I moved my site from siterubix to my own domain, hosted here on WA. A plugin doesn't work and my site doesn't appear normal at all on my own domain name. Simply going through and activating/inactivating them hasn't help. Any thoughts as to what the issue might be, or where else I can read about this? Many thanks.
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LinusKeiser Premium
You should definitely contact the support crew about this, I bet they'll be able to fix it for you! At the very least, they will walk you through the steps necessary to perform this repair yourself.

Just go ahead and contact them, it usually only takes 15-30 minutes before they respond!
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bosco50050 Premium
Kyle, when you move a siterubix site to a new domain -can the name be different from that of the siterubix site? Along the way you decided that the name could be something else than what you had named it earlier.

another related question - if one purchased a .com website from WA and later decides to change to another.com name - is it possible to use the move key to do the same
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BobBarr Premium
In all likelihood, your purchased domain won't match your siterubix subdomain name anyway. (Many really good names that are available as siterubix subdomains are already registered as their own names.)

I don't know if the siterubix move function works for moving domains other than siterubix subdomains to purchased domains. It may. You might want to open a support ticket to get a definitive answer.
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bosco50050 Premium
thanks Bob for the feedback. I will raise a ticket.
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Yes, it can be another name, or the same name. Doesn't matter, as long as the domain you want is available!
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bosco50050 Premium
thanks, Nathaniel..rgds
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AlbertShule1 Premium
I am not sure that most people understand that a DOMAIN is your
connection to your website. You own it. You could move it to any hosting site you wished. It is the difference in being a contributor and just a consumer of the WWW.
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bosco50050 Premium
thanks for the feedback
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My-Mate-Bert Premium
Very handy info. I used this facility myself & have to say how simple & fast it was.

The only thing at the time of site moving that slightly confused me was still seeing old domain at SiteManager but this video has clarified that perfectly - remove old domain from SiteManager after a few weeks.

It made to difference to the functionality of anything - everything went perfectly so thanks for the MOVE facility here at WA & thanks for the video explaining things.

All the very best Andre
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NFoti Premium
I have my own domain name from GoDaddy that I just purchased. Per GoDaddy, I have to wait 45 days to transfer that domain to WA. I did change the DNS to the WA nameservers. Do I have to wait until my domain name is actually transferred to WA before I can transfer my site rubix site to my new domain?
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Gunnertwist Premium
No, once u have successfully pointed your DNS to the WA servers u can move your site to your new domain. U may want to check with Godaddy on the 45 days. I believe that ICANN specifies 60 days before new domains can be transferred. Though it may have changed and I am not aware of it.

carl
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NFoti Premium
Thanks for the quick response. You are absolutely right on the 60 day wait period. I had the wrong start date. However, yousate I should be able to move my site.rubix site to my domain, but when I select [move] this is what I do not get the same prompts as shown in the tutorial. I have one option to enter the domain name and then it goes to the second page and lists my domain (greyed out) as "not available" and then some similarly worded domains that I can choose to purchase. I have attached a pdf with screen shots of both pages. Thanks for responding.
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Gunnertwist Premium
I am not very technical when it comes to domain issues, sorry. I am not sure why it is grayed out but I am sure that site support can help u with it. Put in a ticket with your screenshots and they should be able to figure it out. Sorry I cannot help u further.
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NFoti Premium
Thanks anyway. Appreciate your getting back to me.
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Kristin808 Premium
I'm having the same issue, did you resolve this yet?
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