This guide shares the steps you should take to minimize the effect of your domain name change on your SEO. Step 5: Verify Your New Website with Google Search ConsoleVerifying your new domain with Google Search Console (GSC) informs Google about the domain name change. If you don’t have a GSC property for your old domain, you can skip this step. This report will show you each of the pages on your new domain that contain a link to your old domain. If you want to migrate subdomains from your old domain, you may have to repeat the steps outlined above for each subdomain.