I need to change only domain name of the site and keep everything else the same. I check the steps to make this happen but i don't know if is all right and if this is the right order:
- Create a copy of existing site with the new domain name and publish a sitemap on Google and Bing.
- Add 301 redirect to .htaccess on the old site to move all the old links to the new site with new domain name.
- Go to Google webmaster tools and tell google about new domain name with "change of address tool".
- Wait 1 year or more to see analytics if there still links that point to old domain name.