April 13


How to 301 Redirect an Aged Domain Name to a New Domain Name

By Casey

April 13, 2022

Are you wanting to forward an aged domain name to your new domain name? In this article I’m going to show you how to do that using a 301 redirect in a .htaccess file.


Below is a tactic I use when I buy an aged domain name with a good backlink profile and I want to forward that link juice on to a new domain name.

This must be used with caution. If you forward a spammy domain name then it could result in a penalty. Also, it’s always better to build a website an on aged domain name itself but if you would rather not do that then here are the instructions on how to forward an aged domain name to your new domain name.


Step 1: Host the aged domain name that you want to forward with your web host.

Step 2: Set up a SSL certificate with the aged domain name. Most are free and can be created within your web host panel.

Step 3: Create a plain text file with the name .htaccess in the root of your aged domain name’s website directory.

Step 4: Add the following code to the .htaccess file but make sure you change ageddomain.com with your actual aged domain name and change newdomain.com with your actual new domain name.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^ageddomain.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.ageddomain.com$
RewriteRule (.*)$ https://newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]


Hope this helps!

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