Please let us know when you plan to change your domain name. We understand that it's important to avoid an interruption in crawling your site as you make this change. Changing your site's domain without notifying us will cause your site to be dropped from Google News. In order to give yourself the best possible chance of avoiding an interruption in crawling, please follow these steps:
- Once the switch is completed, submit the URL of your new site.
- Depending on the nature of your website change, our team will let you know next steps. For certain types of changes, we will change your site URL immediately. For others, we must re-review your site for quality purposes.
- After the change has been made, you can verify that we've started crawling articles from your new domain by using our
siteoperator. From the Google News homepage, enter
[site:yoursite.com]and click the search button.
Please note that we're unable to guarantee that your domain change will result with an uninterrupted crawling, but following these steps should help prevent this from happening.