How can I switch my domain to a new site I built?

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Here's how you can associate your domain with another website on your account.

  1. Click Domains link in the left navigation menu.

  2. Scroll down until you see your domain name and click Change Site Association.



  3. Choose the website you'd like your domain name to point to using the drop-down menu.


  4. Click Save to confirm the change. It may take some time for this change to reflect.

    **If the site you are switching to is built in Website Builder**

  5. Click Websites Manager, choose the site you are working with, click Edit Site, and Publish.

    *IF YOU GET A 404 ERROR on your published site, please follow the instructions in this article to fix this:
    https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/fixing-the-website-builder-404-error


Hope that helps!

For a video walkthrough of these instructions:

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled moving my domain name to different site.

i have a homestead website up and running now but I built a new website under the same account and I want this website to have my current domain name and delete the other design
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You can change the site association, take a look at the article above.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Copy Web Site.

I have two domain names, want both sites to have same web site.
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I hope the above information was able to assist you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Multiple domain names for my website.

Can I have more than one domain name connected to my website at on time?
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Yes you can. Go to your Domains page, and you can associate multiple domains to the same website. Please see the above article for more information.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I am trying to create a new website.

I moved another domain over from godaddy and created another website but it is showing as a subdomain and also when trying to use website name says .homestead after it. I need that gone and just my website. not sure how to do this since it appears automatically added as a subdomain and also web address
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Doug2172, Change the associated site of the domain. Once you make the change it might take up to 30 minutes. The .homestead.com will always be a valid URL, but no one other than you  should ever see it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Oooohkay. So, I filled out the "cha" form twice now, hit contiue, and stared at......

Cant get any contact from Homestead about the fact that they switched my two domain names with my two websites. Punch in one name - get the other website... Their "chat" function is not responding. Now what? Cant find phone number....
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Change the site association for the 2 domains and you should be fine. It can take up to 30 minutes to change once you follow the steps.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled link domains to one website.

I am trying to build the my website and already have 8 domains. I would like those 8 domains linked to the one website. How do I begin building the website with that in mind? Thanks!
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You can use this guide to associate all of your domains with your one website.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled overlapping sites.

I own two separate web sites through Homestead, www.olfibrefaire.com and www.msmud.net.  I cannot edit www.msmud.met because the other site has overlapped it.  For example, if you click on the msmud link, you'll land at Olde Liberty Fibre Faire.  I can't have that.  Please fix the issue so that I can edit each, individual site.  Thank you.
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You can associate your domain name in the Domains page to the new website you are creating. This should give you the option to select one website or the other, instead of just one.
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It doesnt.  All I get is the www.olfibrefaire.com site.  I need the sites to be distinct and different.
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I see both domains names are associated with your website hstrial-DanaSoltani, find your domain msmud.net, then click the Change Site Association, select msmud.homestead.com in the following screen, and Save.
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I see that now, but I promise you, I wasn't there before!  It's working now.  Thank you!
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Glad you have them separated now!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I want to take my old address and use it with the new design Ive created, how can....
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Franklin1015, Once you complete the association, then it may take up to 30 minutes to bring up the new site.
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Just to clarify. If I design a website on the subdomain then associate with my domain. My business domain will show the subdomain design without that subdomain's website address showing to my customers?
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That should be the case, unless you used hard links to the subdomain, like http://xxxxxxx.homestead.com. In that case you will still see the subdomain.
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Ok just don't want to have the subdomain address showing since my customers order from the website and have the business domain name. Thank you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Same Site Domain on both Site Builder and Site Builder Plus.

I have my original site on Site Builder which is published. I have a complete makeover on Site Builder Plus using the same domain. How can I get rid of the old site content so that I can publish the new site content from Site Builder Plus with the same domain name.
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Where are the steps?
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At the top of this page. It is the "Official" response.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Help with changes please!.

I have created a website and have attached it to a domain I own. www.ProRemovalSystem.com is the domain address. I have created an alternative website I would like to point to the domain and point the OLD website to a new domain I also own, www.theCreditScoreAcademy.com. How do I do this? I am not very confident in my ability to make the changes without instruction?? HELP!
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goodcredithelps1155, It sounds like you just need to use this method to move the domains to the desired sites. Once moved it can take up to 30 minutes for it to complete
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My domains are not displayed in the
scroll down to MY domain name, only a message appears that did not register
satisfactorily, a link appears to contact them, but the page is not adequately
displayed to do so.

I can not
delete the error messages of all the domains that I wanted to register and the
domains are not available to try again to register them again, the initial
registration was already loaded to my credit card.

I need your
help to delete the error messages and cancel the charged domains to re-register
them again.

 

Also the
websites octavosectornac.com that I can not delete it on my website manager by
warning that is associated with a domain account, but the domain is not
reflected in my manager of domains, all files of the site have already been
deleted.
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This is a topic of its own

Please reference the new conversation here: Domain issues
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I use the previous domain on my new? I created a website through homestead....

I just created a new website and I want to use the same domain that I used for my previous one.
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This topic will show you how to change the domain to the new site.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I added an additional domain to my account via homestead. It does not show up on....

I added an additional domain to my account via homestead. i need to build a home page for it but it does not show up on my drop down list for "edit sites" please advise thanks
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JC, all of your domains are associated to one site. You can change the domain by follow the instructions at the top of this page. You may need to create a new site first, if you haven't already.
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Hi Mike,

I created 2 sites for a prospective client. He chose 

http://medicarepolicies.homestead.com/index.html

Now I need to edit that site, but I cannot seem to find it in Site Builder. Please help me.....Thanks

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In the editor list, it will show as medicarepolicies.net as you have assigned a domain to it.

Did you make the site with Sitebuilder, or the new Websitebuilder? It looks like you did some work with both. If you want Sitebuilder, which is http://medicarepolicies.homestead.com/index.html, then I will do a quick conversion and get everything going correctly for you.
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Hi, I followed these instructions and it doesn't appear that the changes have gone live yet.  Does it take a few hours to go live?  It is still goes to my old website and not the new one. 
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It seems to be bringing up the site it is associated to. Do you still see an issue?
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No it cleared up after a few minutes thank you!
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Great!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Undoing a website association.

I accidentally pointed a website (.info) to the wrong website(.com). How do I undo that association?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled you pointed my new domain name to an existing website I have with you. I need th....

Chef Incognito has been my website with you and yesterday i pointed my new domain address to my account to begin creating a website for that address. harmonicaspects.com. That web address go straight to chef incognito. I am not able to change the site on your domains tab. Please help asap
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled new domain for new website is directed to an old website.

When I had go-daddy direct my new domain name to Homestead as directed yesterday it goes to another website that I have with you. I want harmonicaspects.com to go to it's own new website that I hope to create asap.
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i'm having the same problems can you help?


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meirul4344, It is fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Thank you.
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You're welcome
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I transfer my website redesigned with SiteBuilder Plus to my current domai....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Replace Old Site with New, Using My Domain.

I created a new website to replace my old, dated-looking site.  I pay for a domain name, www.singingboysbrewing.com and that is where the old site resides.  I want to move the new site to that domain name, please, and delete the old site entirely.  The new site is temporarily at http://www.sbbversion2.homesteadcloud.com/   Thanks in advance!

Jim
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James9919, You can follow these instructions to move the domain to the new site. It can take up to 30 minutes to completely resolve. Once done, you can delete the old site.
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Thank you
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You're welcome
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Website Transfer.

I was told to build a new website and then call back to have it transferred to my domain, but I cannot find the number to call. What do I do?
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If you are just moving the domain to the new Websitebuilder site, then go ahead and follow the directions in the official response in this topic. Please allow 20-30 minutes for the new site to appear.
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Can I still use www.dallaschihuahuaclub.com or has it been reassigned?