My website's sitemap was previously submitted to Google Search Console without www. Now I asked the domain provider to change my domain URL include www. Do I need to resubmit the website URL in my Google Search Console account with www.?

  • But why do you even care about www? Why not redirect people to the non www URL?
    – Steve
    Apr 11, 2021 at 22:41

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You actually need to re-authenticate your new www site. www is a subdomain, and unless your registered a domain with all it's subdomains to Google Search Console, you need to register every subdomain. Since you need open a new asset in Google Search Console, you will also need to resubmit your sitemap.xml

Thanks to the comment from Stephen, I am adding a screenshot:

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Stephen is correct, if you have verified a domain property, you are good to go. If you have verified a single url property, you might need to verify the www property.

  • Authentication usually works for both www, and no-www. I've never had to upload different verification files for the two of those. I think you might mean that they should add a separate property with www. Unless of course they already have multiple properties or have verified a domain property. Apr 10, 2021 at 20:17
  • Thanks for noting, I edited my answer.
    – Tal
    Apr 11, 2021 at 10:11

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