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Wed, Oct 23, 2019 6:57 AM

'homesteadcloud.com' instead of 'homestead.com' ?

Under the old Sitebuilder I created a site for my local amateur dramatics group many years ago, We're a not for profit group run by volunteers and the committee didn't have the funds to pay for a domain, opting to keep the name 'framfieldstagers.homestead.com' as it wasn't too long. Many of our audience members and sponsors have become familiar with that URL over the years. I decided it was time to modernize our website, make us mobile friendly, etc. and have created a new site to replace the old one, using Websitebuilder. It wouldn't allow me to call it 'framfieldstagers' as, of course, that name already exists. Knowing I could change it to 'framfieldstagers' once the old site was deleted, I have temporarily gone with 'stagers'. However, I see the end part is now 'homesteadcloud.com' instead of 'homestead.com', so when I change the name it will become 'framfieldstagers.homesteadcloud.com'. Is there any way I can arrange for pointing, as can be done with a personalised domain? (i.e. if someone types in the old URL it will automatically redirect them to the new 'homesteadcloud.com' site?) I will continue to try and persuade the committee to pay the small annual fee for a personalised domain, but if they don't it's going to be my laborious job to re-do all our printed publicity material and amend everything online, from social media to directory listings. 

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