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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 10 websites. As a Premium Plus+ member, you can host up to 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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abell9977 Premium
I just moved my siterubix site over to my .com domain...I received the email that it was a successful transfer, but when I go to the login page for the .com that i moved it to and I click to login I get an error that the site is not secure. Any suggestions?
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smartketeer Premium
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lindagicheru Premium
That's right, SSL certificate
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IHaveADream1 Premium
Hello people.

Quick one: I have purchased a domain via WA and am just about to move my siterubix.com to my.com domain nevertheless my website is still empty (just the about me post and the privacy policy page) as I am yet to learn about how to make my website prettier.
If I move my site now, does that mean that anyone can visit the website via internet browsers?
Should I not wait until I have loaded more content in to my website and then move across to the .com domain I have just purchased?
Your help will be appreciated, thank you very much in advance!

Jose
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Triblu Premium
Hey Jose,

Now that you have purchase a domain name via WA, contact SiteSupport and ask them to please move your free site from SiteRubix (stating the EXACT domain you want moved, of course) and they will do all that for you.

Anyone could visit your website now from where it is hosted in SiteRubix... and yes, once moved, thought the URL will be different, your website will still be on the internet accessible to everyone.

Move the site a.s.a.p. so that Google will have your site indexed under you new domain name.

Hope this helps you.
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IHaveADream1 Premium
hey! thanks for helping!

Just double checking I got this straight: I have already moved my siterubix to my .com and have just received a confirmation email stating that my siterubix.com has completely been moved to my .com domain.
Do I still have to contact support and instruct them to move my site to the .com?
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Triblu Premium
Probably not. Good for YOU... so... how did you choose to move your website?
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IHaveADream1 Premium
did it through my site manager and simply followed the training on level, lesson 2. that will do the job won't it?
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Triblu Premium
Oooh... so you did not have content on a SiteRubix website then... as in theme and plugins installed and posts written and published?
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IHaveADream1 Premium
I only had the "about me" post and the privacy policy page. I tweaked the navigation menu and the widgets, that's all. Is that bad :( ?
At this stage I am just following strictly the training and doing what Kyle says in the videos.
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Triblu Premium
So, you have now deleted the SiteRubix site so you won't be dinged for duplicate content (your about me page)... right?
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Zappades Premium
If you move the siterubix site to the domain you don't want to delete the siterubix site for at least two months.
There is no duplicate issue.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Stefan,

He did not move it the way that SiteSupport would have, but thanks for suggesting this in case.
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IHaveADream1 Premium
I am really confused now... @Zappades you are right, my siterubix is where it was prior moving it to my own .com domain I purchased.
@Triblu When I was doing that part of the training I did not hear anything about SiteSupport nor Kyle mentioned it during the video tutorial. Am I missing something here?
Thanks both!
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Zappades Premium
I didn't ask SiteSuport for help my self and I remember it saying somewhere not to delete the SiteRubix site for at least two months.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Jose,

So to ease your confusion, make sure that all of your content has been removed from the SiteRubix website so that you are not duplicating content. Then you will be just fine.
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Triblu Premium
Yes Stefan, that is when transferring an existing website because we have to bring it over to a SiteRubix first and THEN SiteSupport moves it to it's own domain. The SiteRubix site then has to remain for a few months before deleting it.

Jose registered a brand new domain with WA and created his new website in that domain.

These are two totally different approaches. Hope I have clarified this as I know it can be frustrating to not understand.
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Zappades Premium
I hope you have figured it out )
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LElster Premium
I understand that I can move my domain name from another site to WA. Does that mean that I can use the domain name that I purchased already or do I have to purchase a new domain from WA? If I don’t move the siterubix website because I bought a different domain name somewhere else, can my domain name still be moved to WA?
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QAVAVO Premium
I suggest you revisit Lessons 1 (Your Own Domain, Your Own Brand) & 2(Move On Over My Brand Has Arrived) of Level 2 of the Entrepreneurial Certification Course, I believe your question's answer is there.
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Zappades Premium
First, you can move the whole website to WA including the domain name.
You can move the siterubix website to a domain you moved to WA. But if you have existing content on your existing website, the one you move to WA, I would just copy the content of the siterubix site to the old site and delete it on the siterubix site.
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Labman Premium Plus
You should be able to reuse the domain name that you purchased. If you have content on that site when you move the hosting that content won't be transferred unless you take the time to move it as well. (I use All In One WP Migration for that).

Basically, the hosting is where your content lives. Like the furniture in your house, if you move to a new house, you need to take the furniture out and move it separately or your new house will be quite empty.
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RubyCantu Premium
Yes you can move your Domain name to WA.
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Entrep2018 Premium
Both are correct. Wherever the origin of the domain was or is, can be moved to WA. Based on the video that's my understanding. And the great thing is that after the transfer, all of the previous site content information will be transferred to the new site by WA. You can keep the siterubix site up to 30 days, giving the process enough to time to transfer all of the info from "old" site to new domain. I like automation and convenience.!!
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AndreaK1 Premium
If I still have things I want to edit on my website, should I do this before I move my domain to .com or can I work on my website (e.g.edit some content) after the move? I mean, do all the modifications still have to be done on SiteRubix after the domain move?
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Zappades Premium
I would do it after the move. Then you are really motivated to give your best on your own domain. But actually, it doesn't matter.
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heatherplude Premium
I did it! I had to point my nameservers from Godaddy - and the tutorials here on WA did not answer all my questions - but I did figure it out and write a blog on my site about it. I saw something on WA about premium members not being able to write tutorials until they have been premium for 3 months and I wanted to record how I did this transfer - to help other people - and remind myself if I forget by the time I have to do it again! http://freetrainingworkfromhome.com/host-a-domain-you-already-own-on-wealthy-affiliate
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delroy2222 Premium
Good job Heather, thank you for sharing.
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heatherplude Premium
Thanks, Delroy - and thanks for commenting on my blog post! I appreciate it!
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delroy2222 Premium
You're welcome Heather. Keep up the good work. You are doing great.
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