It’s a red letter day!!! Seasons of Smiles Dental FINALLY owns seasonsofsmiles.com. It’s a long story, and I’m not sure I can remember the chronology of all the events, but the short of it, seasonsofsmiles was owned by a third party, and they were willing to sell it for $7000.00. That number was not in the budget.
This morning I received the following email from godaddy.com. We now own seasonsofsmiles.com for the price of $24.00!!! As of this moment, we now own mainelysmiles.com, mainelysmiles.mobi seasonsofsmiles.mobi, seasonsofsmiles.net, www.seasons-of-smiles.com and now for the crown jewel of our URLs, seasonsofsmiles.com.
So, what is the best way of moving my website from www.seasons-of-smiles.com to seasonsofsmiles.com? Or should I just do a redirect? All the search engines know about www.seasons-of-smiles.com, they have collected a fair amount of information about our website. I sure would hate to lose all the information they have collected.
Maybe the best way to go would be to keep www.seasons-of-smiles.com as our primary site. Use this URL when we need to print out our website. www.seasons-of-smiles.com is more readable to the human eye than is seasonsofsmiles.com. But on the phone, it’s easier to verbalize our website as “seasons of smiles dot com” instead of “seasons hyphen of hyphen smiles dot com.”
Another question I now have is what is the best way of having multiple domain names that point to the same website. In this instance, we have six domain names, and we want to point them to one website. We want to do it such a way that is approved by google.com, bing.com, and yahoo.com.
Any SEO gurus our there want to tell me the best way to do it?
The GoDaddy letter
Dear Arthur Medina,
This message is to inform you that the transaction for SEASONSOFSMILES.COM is now complete.
Thank you for purchasing your domain through Go Daddy Auctions! We appreciate your business and hope to be of service to you again in the future.
Your domain is now in your Go Daddy account. To manage your domain, log in to your account from the homepage of GoDaddy.com.
If you have any questions, Customer Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
Go Daddy Auctions Team
Norman Medina DDS, graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in 1994. He has been practicing dentistry in Midcoast Maine since 1994. He and his wife Lanita have four children.