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Dmoz - How to change existing domain...

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by cdx, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi there...

    I have a very old website. The site was built by a 18 years old kid. I opened a new domain and my website is looking much better than the old one.
    I want to update my DMOZ listing . How can I do that?

    How can I make the new domain replace the old one?
    Does anyone has an idea?

    I would like to REPLACE and not to ADD new one.
    SEMrush
    Thanks!
    Guy.
     
    cdx, Oct 4, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ozband

    ozband Active Member

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    #2
    1. Post in the right forum
    2. see above
    3. You have to start all over again.

    Just the wreckless truth dude. Dmoz is a pain to get into, and once your in, you best keep the domain u got.
     
    ozband, Oct 4, 2005 IP
  3. adolix

    adolix Peon

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    Try sending them an email.

    Maybe they will respond :D
     
    adolix, Oct 4, 2005 IP
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    Surf_Dude Peon

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    #4
    Adolix is misinformed.
    DMOZ does not "do" email with the unwashed masses.

    Osband is correct.
    Cling to your old listing like grim death.

    The probability of you getting a new listing is ultra low.
    DMOZ is horribly broken (search for "dmoz sucks" on Google - 560 results!).
    DMOZ is now 100% based upon POLITICS, not merit, which is EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE of what was originally intended.

    I have been waiting for 2 years, and still cannot get in. I don't "know" anybody.

    Expecting DMOZ to "switch" domains for you is unrealistic, and will never happen.
    Sorry. Just the reality of the situation.
     
    Surf_Dude, Oct 4, 2005 IP
  5. photofox

    photofox Active Member

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    If you navigate to the category where the old URL is listed, you will see the option to 'update listing'. Fill in the details requested and submit. An editor will then take a look at the request. The site will be re-reviewed to make sure it is still listable and suitable for the category.

    You will need to make sure the old domain is either automatically redirecting to the new URL or clearly shows a redirect message pointing to the new location.
     
    photofox, Oct 4, 2005 IP
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    zman Peon

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    #6

    Two things.

    1) FAT CHANCE

    2) FAT CHANCE

    Regards,
    Eric
     
    zman, Oct 4, 2005 IP
  7. cdx

    cdx Peon

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    Someone knows their street address? I think I found a solution...

    I don't like the idea that I am running after someone to take a look in my site! but apperently - it's a very good boost for the incoming links for my website...
     
    cdx, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    macdesign Peon

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    Follow the advice from photofox

    .. and learn to ignore those who offer trival and meaningless platitudes

    changing the URL is a risk free option as long as you are not moving categories at the same time. However, you can't accelerate the process.
     
    macdesign, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    LOL... gotta love that sense of humor: using the word "accelerate" anywhere in a discussion about DMOZ :D
     
    minstrel, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    DMOZ accelerator :)
     
    cdx, Oct 6, 2005 IP
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    honey Prominent Member

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    Keep what you have, why risk loosing it. It's worth a lot to keep, vs the risk of loosing it.
     
    honey, Oct 6, 2005 IP
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    compostannie Peon

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    cdx,
    I agree with macdesign who advises that you do exactly as photofox said. There should be no problem if your site really is better now as you say.

    The worst case scenerio voiced by others in this thread only happens if the site has turned into something not listable. You already said the new URL is better, so do the right thing and don't worry about it. :)
     
    compostannie, Oct 6, 2005 IP