Transfer domain between 2 dreamhost accounts?


#1

My partner and I both have dreamhost accounts. I’m going to be taking over some of his sites so I want to transfer the domains into my own account.

What’s the best way to handle this?

What effects might this have on the websites during and after the transfer. Also, will there be an adverse SEO effect?


#2

I can’t answer the question about how to transfer accounts between DreamHost accounts - you’ll need DreamHost for that, but there won’t be any negative consequences resulting from this transfer. Actually, I should qualify that - there is a chance that there may be some downtime, but it should be brief.

After the transfer is complete and your sites are functioning as they normally would, I see no reason for there to be averse consequences. Unless you’ve changed the URL structure or what not, there will be no averse SEO effects. Search engines will continue to visit the site and resume indexing the content, provided that the links have not changed.


#3

You will have to delete the domain from one account and add it to the other manually. Could be offline for several hours.
Wiki should help - http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Move_Domain_Between_Accounts

Regards.