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Forwarding or Masking Your Domain Name - eWebsiteSolutions.com

Forwarding or Masking Your Domain Name

Domain name forwarding lets you automatically direct your domain name’s visitors to a different website.

Masking prevents visitors from seeing your domain name forwarding by keeping your domain name in the Web browser’s address bar.

Let’s look at this example of how you can configure forwarding.

Forwarding coolexample.COM to coolexample.NET
Forwarding Option Visitor Goes To Site Visitor Sees Address Bar Displays
Forwarding Disabled coolexample .COM coolexample .COM coolexample .COM
Forwarding w/o Masking coolexample .COM coolexample .NET coolexample .NET
Forwarding w/ Masking coolexample .COM coolexample .NET coolexample .COM

To forward or mask your domain name, you must use our nameservers.

For your domain name to forward, its A record must be 64.202.189.170.

 

To Forward or Mask Your Domain Name

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
  3. Select the domain name you want to forward.NOTE: You cannot forward or mask .tk domain names.
  4. Click Forward, and then select Forward   Domain.
  5. Select http:// or https:// depending on   your server settings. For more information, see HTTP vs. HTTPS.
  6. In the Forward to field, enter the URL you want to forward your domain name to.
  7. To automatically update your nameservers to accommodate your forwarding   changes, select Update my DNS setting to support this change.NOTE: Activating this setting updates your domain name’s nameservers and IP address. If you are currently hosting a website for a domain name and you forward it, visitors can no longer access your website. Instead, forwarding redirects your website’s visitors to the URL you enter.
  8. To view additional options, including masking, click Advanced Options.
  9. Select one of the following:
    • Forward Only— Specifies the length of time for this forwarding setting. Select one of the following Redirect types:
      • I am permanently forwarding my domain — Redirects to       the site you specified in the Forward To field using a “301 Moved       Permanently” HTTP response. The HTTP 301 response code tells user-agents       (including search engines) that the location has permanently moved.
      • I am only temporarily forwarding my domain —      Redirects to the site you specified in the Forward To field using a “302       Found” HTTP response. The HTTP 302 response code tells user-agents       (including search engines) that the location has temporarily moved.
    • Forward with Masking— Prevents the forwarded domain name URL from displaying in the browser’s address bar, and lets you enter Meta Tags for search engine crawlers in the following fields:
      • Title— Displays at the top of the browser window and       in search results.
      • Description— A short description of your website to       display in search engine results.
      • Keyword — A list of comma-separated keywords that       describes the content and purpose of your website.
  10. Click OK.

NOTE: Forwarded domain names can take up to 24-48  hours to activate.


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