XF 1.5 Changing your XF url extension

Core Freedom

Well-known member
I've had my community sitting on a .com/community extension for the past 5 years and just purchased the .community extension. Does anyone know how this change will affect the current posts and Google rankings? Will XF automatically redirect old posts to the new extension? Does Google's algorithm frown on such changes?

I need to decide if I should rename the entire community url or just use the new .community extension as a forwarding url.

Would love to hear your opinions and suggestions. Thank you!