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Hi Guys. I have a quick question with a bit of reading for any knowledgeable SEO pros.

The Scenario.
I control a domain for a company which houses its main website and emails through site5, lets call it is not registered at as domains couldn’t be, so the registrar is elsewhere. 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, 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 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 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 pointing to site5, where the emails and website are hosted.
2) Setup a subdomain within the site5 panel,, and at the registrar, point the A Name for to the IP of the new shop hosted by the distributor.

The Questions.
Will it work?
Will index and rank well on a search engine, or will it be penalised like a redirect would?
Any negatives to this?

Answer #1


I hope this comment finds you well!

In regard to your solution, so long as your e-commerce company supports pointing just the A-Record, it should work. However, I recommend that you contact them first to confirm this.

As for your SEO question, unfortunately, we can’t help you with that. We’re experts in website hosting, not SEO. We can’t recommend anyone in particular, but there are plenty of well known, and respected, SEO organizations out there that will be able to help and guide you. Our hosting service works just fine for almost all types of setups, so please let us know once you have your answer and we can let you know if it will work on our services.

If you need any help with pointing your A-Record, please feel free to leave a comment here, or if you would prefer, you can open a ticket with our support department through Backstage.

Answers Answered By: joliver [476 Blue Star Level]

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