Google change of address tool from .co.uk to .com resulted in huge derank

December 2020 I moved a site from a .co.uk to a .com. No other changes, simple 301 redirect and use of the tool in google webmaster tools. The site had existed since 2006 and was the de facto site in the vertical, meaning I had plenty of P1s on google for medium tail keywords.

Now, 2.5 months later I am still hugely deranked for 10,000s of key words, and as a result I’ve dropped 40% of my traffic.

I was wondering whether anyone had any advice. Obviously this is a huge issue for me as it’s my livelihood I’ve built up over 15 years of hard work. I followed googles direction perfectly (my background is actually web dev and SEO) and it’s still deranked me.

I’m not sure the linking policy here, but the site is tyrereviews dot com, it used to be tyrereviews dot couk, and for example we used to rank 1 or 2 for the search "michelin primacy 4" in google UK however we are now page 2.

The new .com domain is targeted properly to the UK in webmaster tools too.

This is the same for many many medium tail keywords.

Offered equivalent .com domain to purchase, what is going on, and how to proceed?

A quick bit of background: I run a small (single person) software company, and operate under a .com.au domain that I have had for around 8 years. There has always been a .com domain of the same name, operating in an entirely different sector and country, but with not much going on on their website. I have always wanted the .com equivalent of my current domain, just because over the 8 years not only has business improved a little, but I also left Australia and, of course, a .com is just a little more desirable. With that in mind, I had the .com on backorder with my Australian registrar for quite a few years – but it never came up.

In the last few weeks, I suddenly got an influx of offers to buy this .com domain, seemingly from a number of different entities. First thoughts – scam of some sort. After checking out the WHOIS, it does seem that the .com expired last September, but my backorder had lapsed (great!). Registrant details are hidden behind PERFECT PRIVACY, LLC in Florida, and the domain status is clientTransferProhibited and the domain servers are NS1.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM.

I am really curious as to what is actually going on here. Is it just a scam, because people have scraped details of an expiring domain, or do these people actually have access? If so, how? Has it been purchased? I didn’t (and don’t) know much about the murky world of domain name transfers, but SnapNames came up in my search and I looked on there. I did find the .com domain there, with a status of "Closed". Does that mean it came up in an auction and was bought? Or is another possibility that it is coming up for sale, and multiple people are trying to work out if it is worth buying and flipping to me? If it has sold, is there any way of finding out how much it went for? That might give me a bit of leverage in any future negotiations.

It is not, I don’t think, a valuable name. One of the potential sellers has offered it to me for $ 1299, which I might consider paying, but another question would be how does one go about purchasing a domain safely from an internet unknown?

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When does a .com domain become available after it expires? (With status clientTransferProhibited)

the domain I want is taken and according to ICANN it expires on 2021-01-05. The only status it has is "clientTransferProhibited". I am not sure how to interpret this domain status… Does this status prohibit me from getting the domain once it has expired? And can I acquire the domain as soon as it expires according to the expiry date on ICANN?

Can switching from .com TLD to non .com TLD affect emails even if MX records migrated correctly

I have a high-level question about a customer that switched from a .com TLD to a .fun TLD. They didn’t switch hosting, only their TLD. They’re now having issues with their emails, personal and campaign based, being blocked.

Before I dig in to the technical stuff, I wanted to know if anyone had a similar issue. Before I dig in to MX records and such, I didn’t know if there were known TLD issues with ones like .fun, etc. Sorry if this is a vague question. And I promise I’ve been googling and asking first!

Apache redirect .com.ar to .com

we have a website with 2 different domains:

www.example.com or example.com

and www.example.com.ar or example.com.ar

I want all requests redirected to www.example.com.

I know I have to create two virtual hosts in Apache and in the .htaccess file for .com.ar site put the rewrite rule (as explained here I have domain.com and domain.org to the same site, should I use redirects to avoid duplicate content)

My question is: we have a wildcard SSL certificate for .com domain. Is it possible to redirect HTTPS requests for www.example.com.ar and example.com.ar to the .com site? Or I should get another SSL certificate for .com.ar domain?

Problems ranking in different countries for .com TLD

Certain page on my site shows up on the first page of ‘google.com’ but when I’m searching for the same phrase in google by changing the country in the Google’s search settings, it doesn’t show up on the 1st page.

Say for instance, if I search for this phrase: hire a zoho developer It appears on the Google’s first page.

But the same page is not showing up on the first page of the Google search results for the same phrase when I’m changing the country in the Google Search settings.

My competitors’ sites rank consistently across all geographical versions of Google. Is there something I am missing out on? 

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