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Changing domain .tld after installation? (3 posts)

  1. sgrunt
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I'd like to put online an MU multiblog, and hosting it with HostGator.
    I've just registered my domain with an italian provider, because HG can't register italian .it domains, and i wanted to transfer it after the registration.

    I didn't know that domains can't be transfered before 60 days since their registration!

    60 days are a long period and i'm trying to come out from this hook.
    I'm thinking to register directly with HostGator a .com domain (example: and starting uploading and setting up MU.

    I could configure dns for, pointing to

    After the 60 days i would like to change in MU everything that links to the .com extension (email, links, etc...) moving to the .it extension.

    In your opinion this could be a pain in the butt (think to subdomains for example), or there is a simpler way to coming out from this situation?


  2. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Do you think you'll have any users? I'm thinking probably not. Unless you're already familiar with MU and have a plan all drawn up and know exactly what you're doing, getting the entire site launched in 60 days is a crunch.

    That being said, you can change the domain name, but it involves backing up the entire database, modifying the domain name in every field it appears (do a search and replace on a COPY of the db backup ), the replacing the original db with the new copy.

  3. sgrunt
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thanx Andrea for the info about backupping..yes, it seems a real pain! Now i'm taking information about a way to escape from this: maybe ccTld (cc is for country code) don't need the 60 days block period, it would be great.

    For the other question: my MU site is ready, i should only put it online, and it has taken months of hard work to be done, cause it's my first time with Mu, php, sql etc...

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