So here's the question/dilemna at hand...
I had to buy my own TRADEMARKED company name website address (www.DefenseDivas.com) from another company that bought it up when I started my company. (Yes! BELIEVE IT!). It cost my company $2600, those rats at Huge Domains .com! I made monthly installment payments the last 3 years and just made the last one. In that time, I was able to use the address to foward it to another (www.divasfordefense.com), but since I didn't technically OWN it yet- I could not use it as the landing website. SOOOO....Now that I own it outright- MY QUESTION IS:
Since all of my organic SEO google ranking was earned on the Divas For Defense.com url- if I flip them and have that url forward to my company name url Defense Divas.com Will I lose all that extremely hard earned page rank in Google indexing? I'm thinking that I shouldn't touch it, but I really want my trademarked brand name to be the company address people land on. Help please from any SEO friends out there!!!!!
It is okay to set the forwarding for the new domain to be the parent one. But what you want to do is to set a 301 redirects on all the links from the old one to the new one so you can pass the SEO value along. Not setting a 301 redirect will be the bad move.