Domain forwarding is one of the best ways to save time and money when it comes to managing your site. Once you have set up domain forwarding, you will be able to redirect your website traffic (like from www.domainname.com) straight into a different domain name like www.newwebsiteaddress.com or another sub-domain like blog.domainname.com).
Domain forwarding can also help if you want to keep your domains private while still being able to use them for certain purposes such as a testing environment or staging websites before they are published on the internet!
If you’re looking to forward or redirect your visitors to different place on the web using Godaddy domain, then this post is for you.
This is a step-by-step guide of GoDaddy domain forwarding that will take less than 10 minutes, and we promise it won’t be complicated. This blog post will walk you through the process in 5 easy steps.
Here are the 5 Easy Steps of GoDaddy Domain Forwarding:
Do you want to increase the traffic of your site? Do you want to make it easier for users who type in an incorrect URL or a misspelled domain name? Installing GoDaddy Domain Forwarding is a really simple way to do just that. Here are 5 easy steps on how to get started with forwarding domains:
Log into your Godaddy account
The first step to logging into your Godaddy account is entering the username and password.
If you’ve never logged into your account before, then you’ll need to click the “Create Account” button, and fill the form. Once this is done, log in with your username and password .
Once logged in, you should click on your name on the top right to show your options. Click on “My Products” under Account section.
Select your domain that you want to forward.
Click on Manage Domain
After selecting your desired domain now click on the Manage Domain button.
Once you click on it, you will move to “Domain Settings” page.
Move to Manage DNS:
On “Domain Settings” page scroll down to Additional settings section, now click no “Manage DNS”.
You will move to “DNS Management” page.
Follow the instructions for adding a new URL :
On “DNS Management” page scroll down to the “Forwarding” section.
Now add your custom URL in Forward to section and choose Forward Type and Settings section.
- Permanent (301)
- Temporary (302)
- Forward Only
- Forward with masking
Once finished, click save
What is permanent domain forwarding or 301 redirecting?
The 301 redirecting is a permanent domain forwarding technique. This process will update the web page’s address so that it points to a new website and keep all of its original content, history, links from when it was being hosted on another server before in order for visitors who may have bookmarked or saved an older version of your site to be able to find their way back there easily.
What is temporary domain forwarding or 302 redirecting?
Temporary domain forwarding or 302 redirecting is a process that forces the browser to keep looking for an old page.
Temporary domain forwarding and redirection are two different processes which both result in one thing: The user will not be redirected to another website, but instead, they’ll still see your site’s home page as if nothing happened.
What is forward with Masking in GoDaddy?
Forward with Masking is a feature of GoDaddy, by using this feature the visitor will not see the new domain you have forwarded to.
I am sure that this is one of many reasons why GoDaddy has been in business for so long and there are some other features we will go into later.
Masking: Masking refers to how easy it is for people who visit your site but don’t know about SEO or what keywords they should use as search terms to find enough content on your website without any outside help.
Why is my GoDaddy domain not forwarding?
This mainly happens because of wrong Nameserver or IP address to which you want to forward. Cross check it and put a correct one, this is the main solution.
How do I Stop a domain forwarding on GoDaddy?
Follow the below mentioned step you will easily stop forwarding a domain in GoDaddy.
Log in to your GoDaddy
Select your domain to access the “Domain Settings” page.
Select “Manage DNS” under Additional Settings.
Under the Forwarding section of Manage DNS, click on the pencil icon
Select the trash can icon to delete forwarding.
Confirm you want to remove the forwarding by selecting Delete.
That’s all !
At the End:
I hope this blog post has been helpful in showing you how to redirect your domain to a new website address using Godaddy. If so, please let me know in the comment section below!