I've got a client that wants to duplicate his .co.uk website (sitename.co.uk) to a .ie domain (sitename.ie). The .co.uk site has been established for 10 years and the client has recently taken on a full time agent in Ireland. He's suggested that we copy almost the entire site over for now and then gradually rewrite the content on the .ie site over time to make it unique. A temporary re-direction won't work as there's some content on the .co.uk site that can't be shown on the .ie site.
Is this a good idea? I'm worried about the following:
- Potential repercussions for sitename.co.uk
- Potential future repercussions for sitename.ie as it's starting out with cloned content.
Can anyone advise please?