Registering a domain name and its impacts

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Hello, I have a question about domain name. Say I already published my site as sciencenewsnmore as a subname of synthasite. If I were to register a domain name the same as sciencenewsnmore, would I have to then send the new url to all the search engines and wait for them to crawl through my site. Also, would people no longer be able to find my site, or would they get redirected? I am really confused!!! Should I register a name as soon as possible before i get more visitors?
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gamedemon

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hello mobscidb,

you can do one of two things in this situation

1. you should be pleased to know that you can have both your subdomain and your registered domain pointing to the same site. so even if you register a domain, people can still reach your site through your subdomain.

2. however, i know that when i registered my domain, i wanted people to see my registered domain and not my synthasite one. so what i did was this:

i created a redirect website. i canceled my subdomain on my main site, and i created a new site with a link on it redirecting visitors to my new site. and i made sure that the url to that site was the same as the old subdomain.

if you want to see what i'm talking about, go here to my subdomain: http://gamedemon.synthasite.com

notice that it redirects to my new site, http://www.gamedemonarcade.com

it's that simple

and if you want to know how i got that automatic redirect, go to http://javascriptkit.com/script/scrip...

i hope that helps
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ps: if you use the redirect script, be sure to change the two variables (your domain name, and the sentence above the countdown) before you press ok on the html widget. and after you press ok, make sure you press save and then publish as fast as you can before the timer runs out, or the page will redirect in the page builder, and you might have to start all over again. it won't harm anything, it's just annoying.
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Great answer Gamedemon! Thanks for taking the time to share these useful tips.

It is true that you can publish your site to your own domain and a subdomain. My suggestion would be to publish to a subdomain while your site is in development. Then when you are ready to start promoting it with the search engines and want to work on generating inbound links, publish to your own domain so that your important links go to your first level domain.
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Thanks guys :)