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    Web Forwarding Old HTTPS Domain To New HTTPS Domain


    Good morning all.
    I bought a competitors domain name recently (nothing dodgy, they went out of business) and I am having trouble 301 redirecting their HTTPS traffic to my own HTTPS domain.
    I have ownership of the domain in my registrar account and have set up web forwarding but this is only redirecting the HTTP traffic.
    I have read somewhere that it has something to do with the SSL certificate.
    Do I have to purchase hosting and a new SSL certificate for this old domain in order to get this working?
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    if there is existing https traffic, you will have to install a SSL certificate on the purchased domain.

    1. Point the nameservers of your purchased site to a host you control and can add an addon domain to.
    2. Add an free SSL certificate to it. Many places to get a free one, they are good for 90 days on average.
    3. Edit your htaccess file if on linux or web.config if on MS servers to redirect the traffic from your new domain to your domain.

    Done
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    Originally Posted by KnowOneSpecial
    if there is existing https traffic, you will have to install a SSL certificate on the purchased domain.

    1. Point the nameservers of your purchased site to a host you control and can add an addon domain to.
    2. Add an free SSL certificate to it. Many places to get a free one, they are good for 90 days on average.
    3. Edit your htaccess file if on linux or web.config if on MS servers to redirect the traffic from your new domain to your domain.

    Done
    Thanks for this! I'll get onto it

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