OK, as I do with every post. Disclaimer... I am a n00b business owner with a design guy doing my site. That being said...
I am being told by the designer that we'll just 301 my 15-year-old domain to a brand new one we got when opening hosting account w/GoDaddy. He's been using the new one to create the site and I figured when it was ready to go, he would point the DNS record (on Network Solutions) to the ip of the new site. I don't know how 301s work or what they do other than G says to use them if you want to use the new domain, not the old one.
1) Make the new domain the one actually being used for my site and
2) Throw away any and all age juice I've got?
I am really fond of my old domain because it is a 4 character domain (www.XXXX.com) and it has age behind it. I built my logo around that 4-char domain. All of our e-mail addresses go to that domain (Hosted Exchange through Network Solutions).
I understand that I don't know squat (which is why I am turning to you folks), but this doesn't sound smart to me.
Thanks in advance for any wisdom.