Redirect your domain name to any URL. Domain name forwarding (both standard and framed forwarding) is available free with all domain name registrations and transfers. It is a free monthly service that continues so long as your domain is managed with us.
Domain forwarding allows you to redirect a domain name to another URL and you can either mask the destination URL (framed forwarding) or have the show the destination url (standard forwarding). Domain name registration includes free domain name forwarding, and administration access to your domain name.
If you are currently with another registrar who does not provide domain name forwarding, all you need to do is transfer your domain name to us and once this process is complete, you will be able to make use of domain forwarding at no charge.
Domain transfers are also free, though if you are transferring a global domain name, you will just need to renew your domain name for an additional year. Email forwarding for one email address is included with domain forwarding.
HOW TO SET UP DOMAIN FORWARDING
Once your domain is registered or transferred, you are able to login and order free domain name forwarding and redirect your domain name to any URL .To do this click "Add Services" link next to the domain name, then click "Add Hosting" and select Domain Manager which might say /month but will be ongoing so long as the domain is under our management. Complete the order which will be charged at zero dollars.
There is no charge for URL Forwarding(Domain Forwarding)/DNS Hosting" and it will continue to be free. rolling over from month to month until you cancel it.
You will receive an email when your domain name forwarding service has been set up (usually within an hour) but allow up to 24 hours or you can simply login to check that the service has been activated. Once the service has been activated, you will then be able to configure it to redirect to your destination URL.
Setting up Domain forwarding to destination URL
- Login to your domain name management with your username and password.
- Choose your domain from the Overview page by clicking on the link name
- If you have ordered free domain name forwarding/dns hosting, you will see the link in the left hand menu Domain Redirector. Click on this link.
- Then turn on "Redirection Status" to ON and enter the destination URL and enable or disable cloaking. If cloaking is enabled you can also enter in Title, Description, Keywords but if you wish to redirect your domain name without hiding the destination URL, you can disable cloaking.
Changing your name server records
Before domain name forwarding will work, you will need to check that your name server records are set to the ones below.
Navigate to Dashboard, and click on the Update Name Servers Icon and it will display the current record.
Click Set Default for the following to automatically be entered
Then click Update
It will then take 24-48 hours to propogate these changes across the internet network but often much sooner.
We advise that if you want to see your domain name resolving to your website files sooner, do not be tempted to visit your domain name because your ISP will hold the old address (pre changes you have just made) in its cache.
If you have any problems, please contact us from your registrant email address, and send the name of your domain, the destination url and whether you want standard forwarding or framed forwarding. If you do not indicate the type of domain forwarding we will choose standard forwarding.