Can I change the site a domain name points to?

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I have a domain name www.favoritervparks.com and it points to a Yola website that I will be deleteing.

I would like that domain to point to a specific page on www.ka-ron.com

Can this be done?
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Hello rjk1@live.ca

If you would like to point your Yola-bought domain to another host, you need to edit your DNS settings. Depending on the host you're moving to, this would entail either editing nameservers or creating an A record. To get started with this, please view our tutorial: DNS for your domain purchased from Yola.

Pointing your domain to another host means that your domain is still registered with Yola and you will still get a renewal reminder from us 11 months after purchase. If you have opted-in for auto-renewal, you will receive renewal notifications ahead of time to remind you of this.
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Nope, I want to point the name to another site I have on Yola which is www.ka-ron.com

See the question above.
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Hi rjk,

The domain name is cast in concrete so "pointing" your domain to another site in fact gives it your domain name. So at the end of the day you would end up with a new domain called www.ka-ron.com. Is this what you want?

Is your domain www.ka-ron managed by Yola or was this an externally acquired domain and managed by another registrar?

At the end of the day to change the content of the domain you would first unpublish the current (favouritervparks.com) and then re-publish different content, (content of ka-ron.com) to the same named domain.

You mentioned that you wish to point your domain to a specific page. This could be done a number of ways. You could bring that page into your site in an iframe (if it remained published somewhere) or you could remove all the other pages of the site and publish the remaining page only. Finally you could copy that page and publish it in your site.
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I guess I am not explaining myself very well.

The two sites I am talking about are both on Yola. The two names I am talking about are also Yola.

All I want to do is delete one site and direct the name to the second site.

Both sites are Yola sites under the same account and both names are under the same Silver account.
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Thanks rjk,

Always confusing when there are so many terms at hand :)

OK. If there is no content that you wish to retain in (favouritervparks.com) then you can simply delete the site. This will not delete the domain but it will delete the content and release the domain for your reuse. There is no content associated with the domain name after deleting the site.

Your domain favoutirervparks.com will still be in your domain lists so you have access to this as you would when you first buy a new domain.

I would then unpublish the site of ka-ron.com. Then re-publish it to your domain favouritervparks.com, once again as you did when your first purchased a domain.

The processes of unpublish and delete I can assure you are very separate processes.

You do not have to worry about reconfiguring any aspect of your domains as they have already been configured for your use with your Yola account.

At this stage you will have an unused domain: ka-ron.com sitting in your account. You can also re-utilise this domain if you wish.
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I don't want to confuse you here but there is another option. Rather than unpublishing ka-ron, you could publish it to you favouritervparks.com as well. Then you would set your primary domain to favouritervparks.com.

The effect of this would be that if someone typed in ka-ron they would be directed to favoutiervparks.com. There is no SEO liability with this strategy and any ranking that you may have achieved with ka-ron will not be lost, it will be the starting point of future ranking and index position on search engines..
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Thanks, I do believe I have it.