XF 1.5 Move forum and update domain can I do it like this?


I am planing on moving and changing the domain from .net to .com and want to know can I do the following

1. Put the .net forum in maintenance mode
2. Create a backup
3. Update the license to the .com version of the same domain
4. Upload the new files and database.
5. Update settings to .com
6. Take the forum out of maintance.
7. Leave the .net version in maintenance mode for 72 hours before deleting.

Can I do the above, including 7?
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Strictly speaking you can't have more than one public installation at a time with a single license.

Why not just set up a redirect for the .net domain?
I was aware of the single license, which was the reason for the question and to try and make things easier for me.
I will setup a .htaccess and/or an index.php maintenance page.

I am wanting the .net to give the maintenance page, till DNS has updated on the .com and I was allowing up to 72hrs.
Then I am going to do a 301 redirect, for a few days, then move the domain over.