Can I change from a dot net to a dot com?

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I bought a .net domain from Yola. The .com version at that time was not available. It has now become available. Is it possible to transfer my purchased time left on .net ( 2 years ) to a .com?
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Sal

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Posted 8 years ago

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BritSAL

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I just wondered if it could be transferred?
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Jackie

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Hi Sal,

That is a good question, and let me use this opportunity to explain how domains work.

Once a domain is registered (in your case the .net) it is not possible to change it's name (to a .com). The only way to change a domain name, is to buy a new domain, and publish your site to this new domain.

The time remaining on a domain cannot be transferred to another domain unfortunately, and if you no longer have use for the .net domain you can let it expire.

If you choose to buy the .com domain, I would suggest redirecting your .net domain to the .com, so that you won't lose any traffic in case people are not aware that the domain name has changed.

Please see this link for more information on assigning primary domains: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...

I hope this helps!

Kind regards,
Jackie
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BritSAL

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Thanks very much for getting back to me. With two years to run on the dot net, I doubt I will change if it can't be transferred. Possibly when my dot net expires...if the dot com is still available. Thanks for your answer! Just loving Yola!
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BritSAL

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Thanks for your complete answer. With 2 years left to run, I doubt I will consider changing, until the dot net expires. Would seem like a bit of a waste of money. Thanks for getting back to me. I just love Yola!
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BritSAL

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Oops, first one didnt show, lol. Now it does!
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Glad Jackie's explanation was helpful. Bummer about your preferred domain only became available after you had already bought a different one though! That's the way things sometimes go with domains, unfortunately. Let us know if you need any other help with your website.