Domain Change and Old Sitemap in Search Console

by Mike   Last Updated June 22, 2018 16:04 PM

We recently changed our domain from to All four properties have been setup in Google Search Console for the new domain, and the sitemap has been added to the preferred domain.

I noticed in Search Console that we still have the old domain property, and that property still has a sitemap in Search Console.

When I type in the URL for the old domain's sitemap ( it automatically redirects to the new domain's sitemap URL ( This sitemap was created by the Yoast plugin.

I do not see a reason to keep the old sitemap, but wanted to get some opinions before I remove it.

Any experience/thoughts on this issue?

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