Hi Guys. I have a quick question with a bit of reading for any knowledgeable SEO pros.
I control a domain for a company which houses its main website and emails through site5, lets call it site.co.uk. Site.co.uk is not registered at site5.com as .co.uk domains couldn’t be, so the registrar is elsewhere.
Site.co.uk is 13 years old and ranks well for its name and some basic terms, all email is picked up at site5 and the existing website is live.
Company has purchased an e-commerce package from their distributor which they wish to sell online with. The distributor manages this and requests either a new domain or your existing domain nameservers be pointed at them.
Originally this was going to go on site.biz, but that will not rank well in the UK and doesn’t really help with existing customers which know the URL. So we want to stick with site.co.uk. Bare in mind, ideally this site will end up generating alot of traffic and sales!
However, we also do not want to point the nameservers to them, as we will lose the site we have hosted on site5.com and the emails will go off to them as well, private company emails, so this is not an option.
A potential solution.
1) Keep nameservers for site.com pointing to site5, where the emails and website are hosted.
2) Setup a subdomain within the site5 panel, shop.site.com, and at the registrar, point the A Name for shop.site.co.uk to the IP of the new shop hosted by the distributor.
Will it work?
Will shop.site.co.uk index and rank well on a search engine, or will it be penalised like a redirect would?
Any negatives to this?