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Move domains between subscriptions

This is a feature that needs to be brought to the Plesk Control Panel.

This request has been outstanding since Plesk 10:

This wasn't possible in Plesk 11.5.

It still does not appear possible in Plesk 12.

At the very least, breaking a domain out into its own subscription would be a good first step.

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I cannot move domain to another subscription
move webspaces
move a domain within a multi-domain subscription
multi-domain subscription
migration manager
transfer a domain
separate subscription
split subscription
break out domain from subscription

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Jay Smith shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Good news everyone! An ability to move additional Plesk domain via Plesk UI is now available in Plesk Obsidian preview: https://docs.plesk.com/release-notes/onyx/change-log/#179-preview14

We would appreciate hearing your feedback on implementation of this functionality and kindly ask you to share your opinion here: https://pt-research.typeform.com/to/fz3KnI.

Thanks in advance!

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  • Pe Ce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Are you planning to allow for the feature to move all the mailboxes, their passwords from the addon subdomain to the main domain in the new subscription automatically ? In my mind it is a must, especially when operational domains are moved to a new subscription.

  • Pe Ce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Niels Eulink,if I use the CLI command you suggested, does it move all the mailboxes automatically?

  • Jmorthland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @AlH through the CLI yes and soo many steps which makes it not very friendly to do. GUI there is not.

  • Steve Yates commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    > So there is no way to redirect my domain "example.com" with 301 to "example.de".

    Set example.de to not redirect to example.com, and a .htaccess file should still work. Something like:
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com$ [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.example.com$
    RewriteRule (.*)$ http://www.example.de/$1 [R=301,L]

  • Andreas Wulf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    On first Plesk-Setup, I have create an subscription with Name "example.com" and Webspace for this Domain.
    Later I insert new Domains and I change my business focus from "example.com" to "example.de".
    So I want, that Domain "example.com" is an Alias-Domain to "example.de".
    But "example.com" is defined as "Webspace" and it is not possible to change it.
    It is not possible to delete this domain and create it new as alias-Domain because this domain is the master-Domain of the subscription (I have done it by mistake and have delete my whole Subscription).

    So there is no way to redirect my domain "example.com" with 301 to "example.de".

  • AlH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Jmorthland: According to Niels Eulink, it already is, at least for CLI

  • Abdullah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear Plesk staff,

    Thank you, thank you very much for the updates! Brilliant recent progress!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, I have a main domain and I want to move it to another subscription as an addon domain. How should I do it?

  • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just tried it.
    Surprisingly it worked like a charm on my 17.8.11 under Centos.
    However it looks as if the target subscription has to exist already.
    I was unable to move an existing domain and make it the default domain of a subscription.
    Is there an workaround to change the default domain of a subscription?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be far preferable to do this via the Plesk web interface as well. Having Resellers or clients do this via CLI is not something I'd feel happy with.

  • Niels Eulink commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    12 March 2019 - Plesk Onyx 17.9 Preview 12

    Plesk Administrators can now move add-on domains between subscriptions via the CLI by running the following command: plesk bin site --move addon_domain.com -webspace-name target_subscription.com

  • AlH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Glad to hear you are now implementing this feature. Is there already an estimate when it can get released?

    I am also not sure, whether the current manual and cumbersome approach via a fake domain works, if there are no domains left on the current license...

  • Brainforge.UK commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Glad to hear something is happening.

    One scenario not covered by the survey...

    Subscription contains 2 domains, one of which is the subscription domain and cannot be removed.

    Would like to exchange those two domains so the other one becomes the subscription domain. Then the list of subscriptions will better reflect the business structure (which changed since subscriptions / domains originally created).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am quite disappointed, if not offended, would be the proper word, that form the date of status changed into «Planned», respectively "Oct 31, 2016", almost 2 year passed and nothing has been done, except of survey!! I really hope that we should not wait other years when the status would be «Started».

  • Harald Dolderer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Because of business changes each Domain in a subscription need its own subscription. Domains get their own Website and the email accounts will be mananged by different admins. Delete Domain, make alle mailboxes and their settings new and migrate emails in mailboxes? Sorry, but not realy a good solution for plesk users. Please implement the solution to move Domains between subscriptions asap.

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