I’m just about to switch an existing Webflow project to a new one, and I have a question about the domain and publishing. Can anyone help?
It’s good to go, so I’d like to publish the new one. In the domain settings, I get the following error when adding my domain details.
That domain is already connected to a Webflow site.
Do I need to unpublish the old project first? If yes, what happens to the live site? Does the old site stay visible until I publish the new one to the same domain?
Or will I also need to update my DNS settings with my clients existing provider?
I need to know what the implications are for going live. Here’s what I MUST avoid…
If I were to unpublish the old site, publish the new one, find out the domain isn’t connected. I could end up with a dead URL until the DNS settings are updated by the clients existing provider. Which can take days as they’re incompetent.
This will cause a loss of income for my client. And untold stress for me. This MUST not happen.
One caveat, the old site is on the basic hosting packaging. The new one is a CMS hosting package.
Any clarification would be very helpful.