I am experimenting with Addon domains.
I understand that normally one sets up a 301 redirect when pointing, for example, domain.com at domain.com.au (where domain.com.au is to become the new primary domain with a new website on it)
The old domain.com has a wix website that we are throwing out and moving everthing to a new hosting service on a Centos Web Panel VPS i control.
I was considering;
setting up two copies of the website (ie domain.com and domain.com.au) and hosting them on separate accounts, OR
Setup the new website on domain.com.au and create an addon for domain.com with redirects using htaccess.
I am using Centos-web Panel. I note that when i create the Addon domain, i have the option to set its home directory.
So if i set home directory for the addon domain to domain.com.au/public_html (where the new wordpress website for domain.com.au resides) is that good enough for SEO rankings?
Essentially, if i now type in domain.com, it loads domain.com.au. Is that going to work, or does google penalise a change from .com to .com.au even though the "domain name" is the same?
What negatives and other issues can i expect from doing this?