The problem is as follows: We already have registered domain name (example.com.hr) via a Croatian domain name provider.

During the web hosting registration process, the registrar doesn't offer a field where I can input my own domain name, and basically forces me to register a .com domain name.

Is there a way to redirect from the primary domain to a parked domain, or somehow register with Google and instruct them to absolutely ignore my primary domain to avoid any bad ranking issues?

I guess I can do a redirect with PHP headers since I'll have WordPress installed, but I'm not sure how this affects SEO.


You can redirect using the following

  • Forward the domain from the registrar
  • Create a CNAME record
  • Meta refresh
  • 301 redirect

I would not redirect using PHP you can redirect much sooner than before the visitors get to your application on the .com


Yes, you can tell Google which is your preferred domain name for a site that's served under multiple domains: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=44231

  • I think this is just to chose between with www and without www domain name.
    – Jinx
    Mar 17 '12 at 21:51

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