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Google Search Console doesn't seem to see school.nz as a top-level domain, and therefore, example.school.nz as a root level domain. This means that I can't set the preferred domain to www.example.school.nz.

How do I tell Google that school.nz is a TLD or make www.example.school.nz the preferred domain (or both)?

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    You can always use 301 redirect in order to make www.[redacted].school.nz your primary access. Check this to know more about how Google handles top-level domains: webmasters.googleblog.com/2015/07/… – Emirodgar Aug 29 '18 at 7:32
  • It already does redirect. Just trying to get the search listing showing the correct domain (and protocol) – Allan Taylor Aug 29 '18 at 7:34
  • If you have available just this access, just be patient, Google will take that into the SERPs eventually. – Emirodgar Aug 29 '18 at 7:37
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    I agree, if you have 301 redirects in place there is no need to use that feature in Google Search Console. Just wait a few weeks. – Stephen Ostermiller Aug 29 '18 at 9:23
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    Presumably you already have both the www and non-www sites verified in GSC? "...showing the correct domain (and protocol)" - Just to clarify, GSC only allows you to set the "preferred domain", there is no "preferred protocol" option in GSC. – MrWhite Aug 29 '18 at 14:19

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