Domain forwarding can be used to automatically forward people that enter your domain name into their browser to the web address that you specify.
Steps to Setup Domain Forwarding
- Go to the Domain Manager page within your account
- Check the box(es) next to the domain(s) you want to forward
- Click the "Forward Domains" icon on the top of the domain list
Name Server Changes
It is very important that you understand that by using the domain forwarding service that we will automatically change the nameservers associated with your domain to our default nameservers. This will result in any third-party hosting services (such as web site hosting and email hosting) to cease functioning so please make sure you understand the ramifications of using the domain forwarding service before doing so.
- Permanent Forward (301): Selecting this option will redirect web traffic using a 301 permanent redirection. This is the recommended option and should be used for domains that will always forward traffic and for which there are no plans to develop a site specifically for the domain.(People will see the target domain that's being forwarded to in the address bar.)
- Temporary Forward (302): Selecting this option will redirect web traffic using a 302 found redirection. This option should be used for domains that are only temporarily redirecting traffic elsewhere, and for which there are plans to develop a site for that domain.(People will see the target domain that's being forwarded to in the address bar.)
- Cloaked Forward:Selecting this option will generate a frameset displaying the forwarded site as though it were redirected. The main benefits to this option are that your domain will always appear in the user's address bar, and being able to provide your own META information.
Dynamic URL Entry
This allows you to forward several domains at one time to a forwarding address that will dynamically contain the domains you are forwarding. For example, if you wanted to forward both example1.com to http://www.example.com/example1.com and example2.com to http://www.example.com/example2.com you would select to forward both example1.com and example2.com and then enter a forwarding address of "www.example.com/%%DOMAIN%%".
You can also run reports showing the number of times your domain has been accessed. We record each time a person types in your domain name so you can monitor the popularity of your forwarded domains.
Adding or modifying domain forwarding could take up to 72 hours to complete. If that period of time has passed, and you are still experiencing the forwarding not working correctly, we would strongly recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again.
Removing Domain Forwarding
Domain forwarding gets removed automatically when you give the domain something else to do such as changing name servers, changing DNS records or parking the domain.