Changing domain names on live sites

How to avoid or minimize downtime while changing the domain name of a live production site.

This guide requires an account with two or more sites with custom domain names. If you only have a single site subscription, please get in touch with us.


You have a site on a Tier 1 subscription with the domain, and you want to change it to You have two subscriptions. Site A on Tier 1 and has the domain name Site B, also on Tier 1, has no domain name registered.

Example Workflow:

  1. Add the domain name to Site B and verify.

  2. Add DNS records of Site A to the DNS server of

  3. Detach domain name from Site A.

  4. Attach domain name to Site A.

  5. Generate an artifact on Site A to rewrite URLs.

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