How to redirect from one yola-managed custom domain to another.

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I would like to register a new custom domain name with Yola and then redirect traffic from an existing Yola custom domain to the new one. The tutorial here: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/article...
says to "Click on "Assign my domain name to a new site" under Advanced Settings, but there is no such option to click on (I have other custom domains through Yola, so although I have not yet purchased the new one I want, I assume the Advanced Settings options I see now are the same I would see after purchasing the new one).
The options available are "remove" the current primary domain, "add an existing domain", and "add a new domain". If I select "add an existing domain" I get an error/warning saying "Unable to remove primary domain. Since this is the primary domain of one of your other sites, you cannot remove the domain from this site" - which doesn't make a lot of sense because I am trying to add, not remove. Choosing "add new domain" leads me into the process of buying a new custom domain. If I purchase new domain there, will I get the chance to set it as primary and existing domain as secondary?
Could someone detail how to accomplish this seemingly simple goal?
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deana

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John Morris

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Deana, go to "Edit your site" and click on the "SITE" drop down menu in your editing bar, and click on "Settings". I think this is what your looking for? Maybe?
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deana

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Thanks for responding John. Those settings don't have any effect on the kind of re-directing from domain to domain that I want to do.
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Gop

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Hi Deana,

I think someone will have to run this as a dry run. I don't have any spare domains to try it out so I can't tell if extra dialogue appears when a domain is available for action.

The Yola Support people will have to work with you on this.
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Hi Deana,

Could you provide us with the email address registered to your Yola account so that we can do some testing? If you would prefer not to share it on the public forum, please email support@yola.com.

If you purchase a new domain, you will definitely be able to set it as the primary domain, with your existing domain as the secondary domain.
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deana

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Jackie, Well ok, glad to hear that I will be able to, but how? Can you not just outline the steps?