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What is domain forwarding?


Domain forwarding is the process of making one domain name redirect all domain visitors to another domain. This is not to be confused with other redirections implemented through HTML or script, which usually redirects one specific web page to another page on that domain or to a different website. When a user attempts to visit a domain utilizing domain forwarding, the user is sent to the URL that the domain forwarding is set to, and the original domain name entered by the user does not stay in the address bar. Instead, that selected URL that the domain is forwarding users to is displayed.

Types of Domain Forwarding:

There are three common types of domain forwarding: standard domain forwarding, stealth forwarding, and email forwarding.

Standard domain forwarding:
Process of sending a user that arrives at a domain to a selected new domain, forwarding the user. That selected domain appears in the user’s address bar. Domain forwarding has no effect on email forwarding.

Stealth forwarding:
The same process as regular domain forwarding applies to stealth forwarding, with the user being forwarded to a new, specified domain. The difference is that the original domain URL will remain in the user’s address bar, despite the user being on a new domain. To set up stealth forwarding, visit our help page.

Email forwarding:
The process of allowing received emails on your domain’s email address to be sent to an additional, specified email address. To set up email forwarding, visit our help page.

Dynadot provides all three forwarding types free of charge through your account control panel for all domains you register or transfer to us. Domain forwarding is available on any domain in your account.

How do I set up domain forwarding?

Setting up domain forwarding or stealth forwarding is easy. Simply log into your Dynadot account and manage the DNS settings for any domains under your account. Select the ‘Forwarding’ setting located in the top drop-menu and enter the destination you want your users to be forwarded to. From there, save your settings and forwarding will be set up.

For a step-by-step guide and video on how to setup domain forwarding, visit our domain forwarding setup page.



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