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Domain migration is the shifting or migration of data between domains without data security loss or impairment. Data may be migrated in multiple formats, such as text, Internet and authorization/authentication files.
After migration, preserving data in a usable format requires special attention. Files must be transferred in the correct format with appropriate file extensions. Administrators also should take steps required to preserve correct data ownership and assigned file permissions.
Many ISPs and Web hosting services offer domain migration management services.
Domain migration is required under the following conditions:
The domain migration process varies by server type during a server upgrade. For example, Unix and Windows servers may undergo different domain migration processes. The same rule applies to ISPs and Web hosts.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP), a typical domain migration method, allows users to download local system files and upload files to a new server. However, FTP has a number of deficiencies that make it less than ideal, as follows: