Hello folks. (WOW I haven’t visited here in many years!) I hope this is the right forum for this question:
I own LILGAMES.com domain, and then I also registered the .net and .ca versions. I currently have the .net and .ca domains redirecting to the .com (via the registrar’s own redirection tool).
What I want to know is if this is the right way to handle these domain variants or am I doing something “hurtful” for my SEO and rankings?
- Should I NOT redirect the .ca and .net and instead have them just show the registrar’s default page?
- Should I leave them redirecting to the .com but NOT include them in Search Console?
- Should I instead host those variants and then redirect via a clickable link? What about a meta-refresh?
I’m looking for expert opinions here. For one thing having the variants in GSC adds “clutter” to my dashboard, since those sites shouldn’t even be getting traffic, but you know… much of Google Search is a black box and I get real anxious about doing the 100% right thing!