The Oakland Symphony Chorus has run a DNN site for some years, currently at version 6.8.2, The domain is http://www.oaklandsymphonychorus.org. Four years ago we merged with our local symphony and youth orchestra into a single larger arts group, dba Oakland East Bay Symphony; and the new organization is building a single site for all 3 divisions, based on WordPress. The Chorus will have its own landing page (and other pages) on the new site, and the executive director wants the domain oaklandsymphonychorus.org to resolve to the new chorus landing page.
I assumed that we'd simply shut down the DNN site. But he told me tonight that he wants to keep the login-protected "member only" pages on the DNN site, at least for a month or two while his contractors figure out how to make WordPress do that.
It appears that my best option is to get a new domain name for the old site, and direct member traffic from the new site to the login page on the new domain. Other than changing the PortalAlias table (and the Internet DNS of course), is there anything else I need to do? In particular do I need to get a new SSL certificate for the new domain name?? We just renewed the SSL certificate for the current domain name last month.
Advice on making this go smoothly would be much appreciated, in particular the timing issues of when to change things. Would I start the DNS changes to the new domain name, and then change PortalAlias? Are there other settings I need to change in either Host or Admin? (Yes, I'll go look; this just got thrown at me...)
We are now in our performance season with rehearsals every week, and the "member only" pages are used for communication with singers.