Please note that we are in the process of upgrading our back end system (yay!) and we will be able to change URLs easily going forward. We anticipate this being ready mid-March 2022, so we are not doing option 2 below as we are very close to having the new system.
We do not recommend changing your foundry name. This is confusing for customers.
If you must change your foundry name, it is possible to do so. Today, there are three options below.
- We can change the ‘displayed’ foundry name. This will cause your foundry name to change everywhere on MyFonts except the URLs. This is the simplest option and the one we recommend.
- If you require that the URLs are changed, it is more complicated. We must create a new foundry record for you and send you a new distribution agreement. Once this contract is signed and processed, we would then deactivate all your existing font families in your old foundry. You would then log in to Foundry Platform and resubmit all of your old fonts into the new foundry account. On the back end, we would then establish URL redirects between the old font families and the new font families and change the release date of the new families to the original release date. Please note that when you do this, the families in the new foundry will NOT retain any sales information or order history from the old fonts. This means that you lose any rankings on the site that these families had accumulated. Additionally, customers who purchased your fonts when they were in the previous family record will NOT get any new updates to the fonts that you provide. They will still be able to download their orders from their order history.
- You can also create a second foundry with the new name where you can add new fonts going forward. This will require you signing a new distribution agreement for the new foundry. We recommend being very strategic about this option; the new foundry should have a unique brand and it should make sense to customers why it is separate. For example, if you have a font called "Quagmire" and you want to release a follow up font called "Quagmire Pro", you should release this in the same foundry as the original. This would be very confusing for customers if it were to go into a different foundry brand.