Migrating Vercel Project To Another On A Different Domain
It’s very easy to add a custom domain to a Vercel project. It’s also easy to redirect the default Vercel project URL to another domain or set up separate domains for staging and production. But I had to do some digging to be able to migrate my project from domain
foo to point to a new project on domain
Back in January I created a simple dashboard for following my exercises and put it on
health.unessa.net. The project has kept growing and growing, and eventually I decided to convert it to a full-blown blog. The blog needed a proper name and I wanted to change the domain to match it as well. I put the new project in a new repository and published it at tuonela.unessa.net. Now I had a problem; how do I redirect the (almost zero) traffic from the old project to the new without breaking the old URLs?
Prerequisites: two different Vercel projects w/ custom domains configured.
- Remove the old custom domain from the original Vercel project.
- Add the old custom domain to the new Vercel project.
- Configure a 301 redirect from the old domain to the new domain in the new Vercel project.
This is a proper 301 redirect setup which respects your URLs as well. (So all your old URLs from the old domain are redirected to the same path on the new domain.)
Tagged with dns, domain, migration, refactoring, vercel
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