Redirecting domain

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by andreas, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. andreas

    andreas New Member

    What do I if I have bought a domain and want to redirect it to another domain??? A step-by-step guide is much appreciated =)

  2. residualcash

    residualcash New Member

    Who is your domain with. Most have instructions or tutorials.

    Not a step by step, but pretty much you open up the place to submit your url you want the domain to forward to and you place it in there.

    The key thing to do is to "Mask" your domain so that when someone goes to the domain and it redirects that your domain name still shows in the web browser.

    This would be important so that people easily recall or remember your domain name.
  3. trafficman

    trafficman Guest

    You should be able to go to your domain hosting company and redirect your domain in your account. The process is simple and easy to understand once you are there.
  4. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    If you buy a domain with godaddy, call them and they will walk you through it. You have no idea how green I was at the whole domain thing when I got my first one.... and they were really patient with me.[​IMG]
  5. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Oh I hear you Mountain Mom!
    The Go Daddy Website is way to busy for me!
    I was so confused the first time there!
  6. luis23

    luis23 New Member

    It will all depends on your company. If they have a good service they can give you the right support.

    You will have two options so far, one will be a redirect 301.

    It is not rocket science, but if this is your first time hearing this it can be like WHAT IS THAT!!!.

    In general is this.

    When you assign a folder inside your server to that domain name, you can create a .htaccess file and inside there you will need to create a code, that will be the 301 code redirect.

    Something like this.

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^
    RewriteRule (.*)$1 [R=301,L]

    In this case the everytime goes to your domain1, they are going to be redirected to mydomain2.

    The other option is if you have a linux server, you can go to your control panel (CPANEL) and click on Forward Domain. Then just follow instructions.
  7. twnuck

    twnuck New Member

    Regardless of who you bought the domain from, it should be as simple as:

    1. logging into your control panel
    2. selecting the domain
    3. looking at the top of your screen for the words "forward" or for an arrow pointing right (very common).
    4. Entering your new site.

    I've used several domain purchasing services and they all basically work that way.


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