I've made a bad decision earlier and created a local website on a .com domain while I already have the same domain with the local tld.
The site is only a few weeks old so I hope I can do the whole thing without hurting the page's SEO.
So the current site is on a .com domain, using Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools. It also has around 200 indexed pages.
My first question is what should I do with these Google services? Remove the tracking codes from the .com site and delete them fron GA and Webmaster Tools and thats all? Or is there any option that helps me to tell Google that this site will be available on a .de domain?
My second question is how to do the redirections? My first idea is that I keep the .com online and redirect (301) the pages programmatically to their .de version. If I do this should I keep the Google services that belong to the .com? Will this help Google to understand that this site moved to another domain? Or do I need to use DNS redirections? With the first version I can easily redirect xy.com/page to xy.de/page, however I'm not sure it can be done with DNS.
My goal is to make everything SEO/Google friendly as possible so I would really appreciate if somebody could give me some guidance on what is the best strategy to handle the situation. Is there any real danger or common mistake that I should have to avoid?