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I have a mydomain.com domain that I've been using for years. Recently I purchased mydomain.it on which I applied a 301 redirect (mydomain.it -> mydomain.com).

Do I have to do something on Google Search Console to inform Google that it's just a redirect and avoid penalties?

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Nothing more to do since it hasn't been indexed by Google.

301 alone will prevent indexation and penalties

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If you've done the 301 correctly, you shouldn't need to worry. However, just to be on the safe side, you can try the following:

  • Configure canonical tags on each page in the new site
  • Add the new site on Google Search Console (including an updated sitemap)
  • Delete the old site on Google Search Console
  • Sorry, I probably haven't been clear, mydomain.it is not a new site, but a new redirect to mydomain.com site. – Dev Jun 13 at 7:52

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