Domain Forwarding / Wildcard redirect OR URL Forwarding

What is domain forwarding or redirection and URL forwarding?

Domain redirection, also called Domain forwarding, is a technique for making a web page available under more than one domain address. When a web browser attempts to open a domain that has been redirected, a page with a different domain is opened. Domain redirection or Domain forwarding is when all pages in a domain are redirected to a different domain.

Click here for instructions on setting up Domain Forwarding

Similarly, URL redirection or URL forwarding is for making a web page available under more than one URL address. When a web browser attempts to open a URL that has been redirected, a page with a different URL is opened.

Click here for instructions on setting up URL Forwarding

URL redirection is done for various reasons: for URL shortening; to prevent broken links when web pages are moved; to allow multiple domain names belonging to the same owner to refer to a single web site; to guide navigation into and out of a website; for privacy protection; and for less innocuous purposes such as phishing attacks.

Forwarding with masking is a special type of redirect which can be used when you want to point your domain to another domain / URL but still have your domain name in the browser address bar. Masking prevents visitors from seeing your domain name forwarding by keeping your domain name in the Web browser’s address bar. Also you have the option to set custom title, description and keyword tags by inputting the required info in the relevant boxes provided.

Click here for instructions on setting up Forwarding with masking.

Note on domain / url redirect status codes:

  • 301 redirects: A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one domain / URL to the other.
  • 302 redirect: A 302 redirect means that the move is only temporary.
  • 303 redirect: A 303 Redirect is a “see other” redirect status indicating that the resource has been replaced.

Step 1

Make sure the DNS is set to NS3.EPIK.COM and NS4.EPIK.COM. To do this:

  • Please login to Epik.com and Select the domain.

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  • Click on the icon01 and from the menu at the side OR the menu at the top, select DNS & Whois / Set Name Servers

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  • If the name servers are different, change them to NS3.EPIK.COM and NS4.EPIK.COM

Step1 - Domain forwarding OR URL Forwarding

Step 2

Go to Domains / Manage my Domains and select the Domain Name you want to redirect.

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Step 3

Click on the icon01 icon and from the side menu OR the menu at the top, Forwarding / Setup Domain Forwarding

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Step 4

Checkmark Enable Domain Forwarding checkbox.

Step 4 checkmark enable domain forwarding checkbox

Step 5

Domain Forwarding and wildcard redirect

To reach the domain forwarding settings page, please follow steps 1 to 4 above.

For simple domain forwarding and wildcard redirect,

  1. Select Domain Forward from the dropdown box.
  2. Enter the domain name to forward to, without any prefixes (“http://” or “https://” or “www”) – eg. example.com, in the box provided next to the dropdown box.
  3. Select the forwarding status code (301 or 302 or 303) from the Status dropdown
  4. Click on the Save Changes button to save the settings.

Domain forwarding and wildcard redirect

URL Forwarding or URL Redirect

To reach the domain forwarding settings page, please follow steps 1 to 4 above.

For forwarding or redirecting your domain to another URL:

  1. Select URL Forward from the drop down box.
  2. Enter the full URL to forward to – eg. http://www.example.com/page, in the box provided next to the dropdown box.
  3. Select the forwarding status code (301 or 302 or 303) from the Status dropdown
  4. Click on the Save Changes button to save the settings.

Url Forwarding or url redirect

Forwarding with Masking

To reach the domain forwarding settings page, please follow steps 1 to 4 above.

Forwarding with masking is a special type of redirect which can be used when you want to point your domain to another domain / URL but still have your domain name in the browser address bar. Masking prevents visitors from seeing your domain name forwarding by keeping your domain name in the Web browser’s address bar. Also you have the option to set custom title, description and keyword tags by inputting the required info in the relevant boxes provided.

For forwarding with masking:

  1. Select Forward with Masking from the dropdown box.
  2. Enter the domain or URL to forward to in the box provided next to the dropdown box.
  3. Select the forwarding status code (301 or 302 or 303) from the Status dropdown.
  4. Add the title, description, keywords if any in the boxes provide (optional)
  5. Click on the Save Changes button to save the settings.

Forwarding with masking

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