Can You Delete A Subdomain And Redirect It To The Root Without Passing A Penalty?

By April

 

In episode 164 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if one can delete a subdomain and redirect it to the root without passing a penalty.

The exact question was:

if i get a penalty on the www.domain.com can i delete the subdomain (www.) and redirect ist to the root (domain.com) without passing the penalty? Or is it better to just delete (www.) it without redirecting it and installing on the root? And also will that remove the penalty in general when i delete the www.?

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