I have 4 domain names that are associated with my website that aren't needed. How can I know if I can delete them w/o causing problems.

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I have 4 domain names that are associated with my website that are no longer needed. How can I know if I can delete them without causing problems with links and various pages? The website is peggyjoyceruth.org and is actively taking orders. I don't want to cause any issues with it. The associated domains are: lwcabrownwood.com, victorylifebrownwood.com, victorylifeacademytx.com, livingwordchurch.com. Thanks for your help. Soon we hope to create a new site and hope to stay with homestead.
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It depends on how traffic gets to your site. The configuration is that each domain brings up the same site, but they each have URLs of the domain that is visited, so if you delete one of those domains, then any search results for that domain, or links from other sites will no fail to work.
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yes, so it might present a problem. would i be better off to start fresh and how do i use the domain name i want so when i'm ready to switch i can be on the new site? is there a tutorial or guide available? thanks!
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You can start fresh if you want and then change the domain association to the new site. You can then keep or delete the other domains. If you delete them you would lose all the accumulated search rankings for each deleted domain. Any sites that linked to those domains would also fail to work. I just want to be very clear that deleting domains will make it harder for people to find your site through search. That may recover or may not. It is just hard to say

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