What are the gotchas when changing domain names?

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I republished my site from www.gracehm.synthasite.com to www.gracehm.com.

Are there any other gotchas from switching domain names that I need to know about?

How will this affect widgets that I've added to my site like Google Analytics and ShareThis which require the website domain information? I'm concerned that I have to go back to all the widgets and re-do them.

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Hi Grace,

For Google Analytics, definitely go and change your configuration to reflect the new domain name.

Most other widgets won't care too much - I scanned your website and nothing looks like it would need a change. I they widgets are working, they are happy. Most widgets don't need knowledge of your domain name.
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Thanks for the reply.

Just to clarify...

Does this mean that gracehm.com is not being redirected to gracehm.synthasite.com?

What if I use both domain names, do I just add it to Google Analytics or is there some other special procedure?

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Hi Grace,

The site is published to both domains and when visitors type in one of the addresses it won't be redirected to another.

With regard to Google Analytics, we have a thread with more information: http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...