Updating 1000+ External Reviews for a Changed Domain

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Happy Friday, everyone. Just a little problem I hope someone can help me with.

IMDb has links to external reviews of roughly 1,000 titles reviewed on my website. But my website has moved and is now on a different domain (where it will remain permanently). All file names are the same, only the domain has changed from flipsidemovies.com to flipsidearchive.com

So, for instance, a review of Spider-Man at 

flipsidemovies.com/spiderman.html 

is now at 

flipsidearchive.com/spiderman.html 

Naturally I was wondering if there was an easier way to update these 1,000+ external reviews links than me submitting updates for each of them one by one. It would just be a matter of changing any instance of flipsidemovies.com to flipsidearchive.com since the file names all remain exactly the same.

(The old domain was snatched by a domain squatter who's holding it for ransom.)

Thanks for your help.
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Michael Scrutchin

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Posted 6 years ago

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Vincent, Champion

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As an aside you may be able to take legal action. There are many laws in place against cyber squatting, for example:
http://business-law.lawyers.com/ecommerce/claim-your-domain-name-and-keep-it.html

There are more not listed on that page which may cover your situation more accurately.

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Sorry I don't know how to change that many links at once, maybe someone else  here does
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If the relative URLs are the same and only the site name has changed, IMDb does have a method to do a mass correction. However, this must be done by IMDb Staff 'behind the scenes' so to speak. Hopefully a staff member will review this thread soon and help you out on this.
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Michael Scrutchin

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Thanks for the replies, but this was solved ~7 months ago. I apologize for not updating this thread. A kind gent at IMDb took care of this for me and all is well. Best wishes and happy holidays, everyone!