Changing an already created domain name is currently not possible, however, any site owner can change the current Internet address by registering and linking a new domain. To do this, the webmaster will need to use the hosting control panel.
Registering a new domain name
A new Internet address can be registered on the websites of domain name registrars. Most of the common domain zones for the future site address are paid. Before registering, the buyer is invited to check if the desired address has already been reserved by someone else. The Whois service is used to check the availability of a domain name. If the domain is not occupied, you can proceed to the registration procedure. You will be asked to fill in your personal information and provide contact details. After that, you will be able to pay for the reserved name and go to the domain control panel.
Change of site address
Go to the domain control panel and find the information section or menu item "NS-servers". Copy the existing information that you need to move and assign the registered domain to your hosting provider. At the same time, registrars usually provide from 2 to 4 NS-servers, which must be specified for parking the domain by the hoster.
Go to the site control panel. Use the section "Domains" ("Domain names") - "Add". Specify the servers copied on the domain name registrar page and click "OK" to apply the changes.
It may take about 48 hours to join a domain name depending on the busyness of the registrar's servers and hosting provider. After the completion of the domain join operation, your site will be available at the new address. If after the specified period of time you are still unable to access the new site address, contact the support service of your hosting provider or domain name registrar.
Also, you shouldn't disconnect the old domain from your hosting account if you don't want to lose old users. You can also activate the option to redirect the user from the old address to the new one. This service is available from some hosting providers. You can also contact your hosting support service to edit the required parameters. If you want to edit the redirect parameters manually, change the.htaccess file, which is located in the root directory of your Internet resource. To enable the option, enter:
Options + FollowSymlinks
RewriteRule (. *) Http: // new_site_address / $ 1 [r = 301, L]
Save the changes made and check their functionality by going to the old address for your site.