"URL Redirect"

 

"URL Redirect" is what you setup to forward your domain to a specific URL i.e. http://flickr.com/myusername. When the client types in your domain name they are redirected to the web server that your page is hosted on. The drawback of this method is that the address of your domain is not seen once the forward is complete. The URL that is displayed by the browser is that of the actual web page, not your domain name. If this is no desirable you may want use the URL Frame method. The frame method is not acceptable for some and may have unpredictable results.

You can easily change your domain to forward if you are using our DNS servers. You take the following steps:

  1. Login into your account
  2. Mouse over Domains
  3. Click My Domains
  4. Click on the domain name you would like to forward
  5. Click on DNS/Host Records
  6. Change the www record type to URL Redirect (Or Frame) in the address put your desired forward, i.e. HTTP://WWW.TheDomainToGoOo.com
  7. Then change the @ record to the same url as as the www record type
  8. Click Save.

 

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