I am finishing up developing a bunch of e-commerce sites (when all said and done, around 10) using an e-commerce solution that provides a multi-site feature. This will allow us to run multiple sites under one main install, but each additional site will be in a subdirectory. For example:
We already have a bunch of domain names, some with awesome ranking, that we'll use for these stores. The main site has a dedicated ip (for the ssl cert), and all the other sites can run off of that. There probably won't be any interlinking between the sites, or very, very little. Hardly any to no duplicate content either.
What should I do? What are the best practices in such a situation?
My instinct is to 301 redirect store2.com to store1.com/store2/ (which is parked there).
Another related question: what do I do with the robots file found under the main site, store1.com/robots.txt ?
Thanks for any help or suggestions you may have.