Replace primary domain with new domain and re-route old domain to new


I am hosting a site with the custom domain with Netlify and I would like to change the primary domain to

What is the correct course of actions to:

  1. Buy a new custom domain (
  2. Make the new domain the primary domain and remove the old domain
  3. Re-route the old domain ( to the new domain (

The steps you’ve listed are already the correct course of action, so I’m a little confused as to what the question is here (unless you were just confirming).

For this though, you’d have to keep the old domain as a domain alias on the same site and then you can use Netlify Redirects: Redirects and rewrites | Netlify Docs to redirect the traffic.

Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, I hadn’t realised how easy this was going to be and didn’t want to break the site. All working fine.