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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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
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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renelmiller Premium
I just purchased my second domain name here at WA; haven't even gotten any traffic yet to my first website which makes me believe that there is something very wrong but I don't seem to be able to get the help needed to check this out.? I know you can go in and pull it up in Google manually by typing the name word for word in the browser and it's there but that's not how you get organic traffic. I have 5 posts that are ranking #1 on page #1 in Google as well.
I can't afford to pay someone to go in to look at the inner workings of the site either.
Things that make you go hmmm?
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AlexSol Premium
Hi Rene.

In my experience 5 posts really isn't enough to start understanding if something works or doesn't. I'd suggest writing another 20-30-40 posts at least.

Also are you using Google analytics to track your traffic? Also, are you doing any keyword research? Ranking #1 is great but if your keyword gets 30 searches per month then you certainly won't see much traffic from it (if any at all).
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GSoarinEagle Premium
I received an answer from site support and apparently when I Enable SSL on my Website , which change my site from http to https and when I transferred my siterubix.com Website to a new domain https://depressionandweightloss.com/

it wipe out ALL my likes. =-( I really like seeing ALL the likes, because it let me know people were visiting my sight. Well at least I own the website now.
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Tezsie Premium
Too bad on the likes, but SSL is great and surely you´ll get new likes
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staceysells Premium
One other question, when you make the move and you are currently working only in the new domain, when iI go into Rubix back end manager, will I only see the new domain or do I have to choose which one I am working in and how do you do that?
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Labman Premium
You will work in the new domain. The old one will redirect you to the new one.
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AlohaMelani Premium
2nd time doing this and I swear it took less than a minute!

I decided to create a test siterubix website before transferring to my real domain name because I didn't want google to index me before I was ready. This may be my process going forward because searching for wordpress themes is somewhat of a headache!

~Aloha
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Sabinaz Premium
maybe someone has answered this below but Im getting frustrated that I have pointed my Godaddy nameservers to WA but now when I want to change the site rubix and I press 'move' I just get the option of putting the web address in the cart.... and I dont get any message to move it... what am I doing wrong???
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Labman Premium
Is it the cart or the URL entry location. You need to tell the SiteRubix where the new location is.

It's been awhile but as I recall, the prompt is to put the URL of the final location into the box.
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MariaCongia1 Premium
My Nerves are finished I am stressing!!! Can anybody help me? I want to transfer siterubix to a recent domain I purchased at WA and this is the message I am getting! I am afraid ill loose all my info on current website...........................................................
Please be advised: All files and content (including database) on onlinefinancialfreedom.org will be permanently deleted and overwritten by the new website. This cannot be undone, so please be sure that you want to overwrite all files and content on onlinefinancialfreedom.org before proceeding. If there is any important Files on onlinefinancialfreedom.org you may wish to back them up first.
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onmyownterms Premium
If you have information already on your purchased domain, it will be overwritten by the information on your .siterubix.com subdomain, they will not be 'merged' - if all you have there is a theme with no content, no worries.
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Rainfalls Premium
I did all of this. When I go to " move " my domain which I purchased from Godaddy. It is not listed . I have nothing to choose from. It just gives me the alternatives to buy a .net etc. But I already have my .com .

My Siterubix site was already built though. Unlike this example I guess.
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Triblu Premium
Now you've REALLY confused me ... and I'm NOT a newbie at moving/creating websites.

1) Your screen options have definitely change since this video was created.

2) My domain names are already registered ... and pointing to my web hosting in Toronto, ON.

3) Wordpress has been installed.

So ... how do I move my files?

1) Do I have to now go back and point to WA name servers first and THEN transfer... I'm lost :-(

I've attach a screen print of what I see when I click my Move button.
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Triblu Premium
@Kyle https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
:'( can you help?
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Juneyo Premium
Let me get this right, you want to move siterubix to your own domain which is outside of WA? If yes, then you can’t. Because the move feature can only be used within WA. What you can do is create a backup of your siterubix site using a plugin and restore it to your own website.
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Triblu Premium
Thank YOU Juneyo
So I do NOT understand the title here: ...which CLEARLY states "How to Transfer a SiteRubix Website to Your Own Domain" but fails to show exactly how.

Will attempt your suggestion.
Thanks again,
Trish
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Triblu Premium
THANK YOU Juneyo ... it WORKED perfectly!

Trish
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Juneyo Premium
I’m glad it worked out well for you =)

He said if you purchase your domain outside of WA then click To A New Domain. In order to do so, you have to point your DNS to WA first and only then you’ll be able to do that. It got me confused as well before when I wanted to move the siterubix to my own domain.
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Triblu Premium
So am I Juneyo.

Mmm ... which is what I asked in my original question.

Obviously, this video is in bad need of updating. That plugin made it sooooo simple to transfer. Yipeeeeee!

Thank YOU for making this soooo much easier for me.

{{{HUGS!}}}
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EverEspana Premium
@Kyle...Thanks for this video man, however, I think the video needs to be updated. The current site manager does not match the design of the one in the video and the process described in the video is not exactly the same. I have spent probably 4 hours trying to figure this out. I see multiple people have asked the same question over and over, and are being pointed to this URL, but the video is not exactly correct.

I think @Juneyo steps below are the correct steps. Is it possible to please update this video to help future members.

From @Juneyo's comment below:

Go to SiteRubix – Site Builder. Select On a Domain I Own and type in your new domain name in the Add Your Domain Name box. A green tick will appear as you finished typing. Then, just fill in everything.

After you click on I’m Ready, Build My Site Now, go to SiteRubix – Site Manager. Locate the Siterubix site you want to move and click on the Move blue button. Choose To an Existing Domain and select the new domain name from the Choose existing dropdown. Then, click I’m Ready, Move My Site. Everything will be overwritten and all your contents will be moved to the new domain.
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EverEspana Premium
Confirmed @Juneyo's steps work...You have to create your own domain website first, then go back to site manager and move the siterubix site to the website you just created. Seems like that is the step missing in the video.
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aybuddy Premium
Hello my friends. I just bought my own domain and want to transfer over the siterubix content over to my own. However, the domain I bought is different than the siterubix one I set up with. After doing a bunch of research I found this to be absolutely necessary. So, can I 'move' the siterubix website or should I start over? Starting over is not a big deal, its just a time thing. Thanks guys!
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aybuddy Premium
Thanks russelcrown! I will certainly check that out!
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upsgirl Premium
You can move it...no problem.
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jasmart Premium
Russel, I did everything as instructed in that link but still have no success it's been 2 days what I'm I doing wrong??
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AppleofGold Premium
Did you get your answer? In my WA Site.Rubix Manager, I have done as instructed, but at the bottom of the page it still says it's redirecting to my site.rubix site. Then I got a disturbing phone call from searchenginestartup.com I began following their instructions to fill in my information and put in the Promo Code. When I did this, I was given a P 'discount' = $300.00 left to pay! I am at a standstill, to say the least! Have I stumbled on a scam? They have my phone number, which came after using the domain purchase screen. Please reassure me that I do not have to pay another $300 to proceed! The automated phone call stated that everything was ready to go, just provide the code. I called the co. again and it gave me a new code.
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