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In this article, we’ll learn what’s Domain Forwarding, what it does and how to use it with Epik.com.

Domain Forwarding is the process of redirecting your domain name visitors to another domain name or website instead. It’s often used to redirect secondary domains to the primary domain of a particular business, which has the goal of not only protecting your brand, but also maximizing the traffic you might otherwise lose.

Types of Forwarding

There are two types of forwarding:

URL Forwarding

The URL domain forwarding enables the ability to forward a domain name to another domain name, as well as other URL’s. You’re also able to define the protocol and the directory of the destination.

Forward w/ Masking

This type of forwarding will redirect a domain to another FQDN or URL, and keep the original domain name in the address bar. It also allows you to change the meta information on the page, as well as to enable Force SSL* which you may need. Due to the technology used in this method, not every destination is compatible with forwarding w/ mask.
When that is the case, there will be an error on the browser console stating:

  • “Refused to display ‘https://domain.com/’ in a frame because it set ‘X-Frame-Options’ to ‘sameorigin’.”

Force SSL*: By enabling this option, a redirect will be applied on the source location from http to https. Depending on your destination, you may or may not need to use this option.

Examples of accepted formats for the forwarding destinations:

  • https://www.epik.support/directory¬†
  • www.epik.support
  • epik.support

Forwarding Statuses

You can assign one of three different statuses to the forwarding, which will tell clients and search engines how to interpret them.

  • 301 | Permanent – redirect the page with a permanent notification, which will pass link equity to the destination page.
  • 302 | Temporary – redirects the page with a temporary notification, and will not pass any attributes to the destination.
  • 303 | Temporary – same function as 302, but updated to HTTP1.1 instead of 1.0.

How to Add Forwarding to Your Domains in Epik Dashboard

Epik makes it easy to add forwarding to your names. Please keep in mind, forwarding only works if you have Epik’s default Name Servers, so make sure you add them to your domain before deploying forwarding.

1. Navigate to your Domain Dashboard.

2. Select your domain. On the top black navigation bar, click Forwarding, and then Domain Forwarding.

3. You’ll reach the Forwarding page – choose which domain/subdomain you wish to deploy, the type of forwarding and the status. Once set up, click Save Changes.

Forwarding will now be set up. Since it’s a DNS change, it should start working within 24 to 48 hours (make sure you clear cache and cookies).

How to Add Forwarding to Your Domains in cPanel

Please keep in mind, forwarding only works if you have Epik’s Hosting Name Servers, so make sure you add them to your domain before deploying forwarding.

1. Navigate to your cPanel Dashboard.

Check out this guide to learn how to access cPanel through Epik.

2. Inside the cPanel, select Redirects.

3. Select your Forwarding type, protocol and the destination. Once it has been set up, click Add to save.

In this article, we’ll learn what’s Domain Forwarding, what it does and how to use it with Epik.com.

Domain Forwarding is the process of redirecting your domain name visitors to another domain name or website instead. It’s often used to redirect secondary domains to the primary domain of a particular business, which has the goal of not only protecting your brand, but also maximizing the traffic you might otherwise lose.

Types of Forwarding

There are two types of forwarding:

URL Forwarding

This type of forwarding enables the ability to forward a FQDN to another FQDN, as well as to other URL’s. It also allows you to define the protocol, as well as the directory of the destination.

Examples of destinations: https://epik.support/directory, epik.support

Forward w/ Masking

This type of forwarding will redirect a domain to another FQDN or URL, and keep the original domain name in the address bar. It also allows you to change meta information on the page accordingly. However, it’s routinely used for fraud and phishing attempts, and most websites will automatically block/reject any forwarding attempts with masking.

Forwarding Statuses

You can assign one of three different statuses to the forwarding, which will tell clients and search engines how to interpret them.

  • 301 | Permanent – redirect the page with a permanent notification, which will pass link equity to the destination page.
  • 302 | Temporary – redirects the page with a temporary notification, and will not pass any attributes to the destination.
  • 303 | Temporary – same function as 302, but updated to HTTP1.1 instead of 1.0.

How to Add Forwarding to Your Domains in Epik Dashboard

Epik makes it easy to add forwarding to your names. Please keep in mind, forwarding only works if you have Epik’s default Name Servers, so make sure you add them to your domain before deploying forwarding.

1. Navigate to your Domain Dashboard.

2. Select your domain. On the top black navigation bar, click Forwarding, and then Domain Forwarding.

3. You’ll reach the Forwarding page – choose which domain/subdomain you wish to deploy, the type of forwarding and the status. Once set up, click Save Changes.

Forwarding will now be set up. Since it’s a DNS change, it should start working within 24 to 48 hours (make sure you clear cache and cookies).

How to Add Forwarding to Your Domains in cPanel

Please keep in mind, forwarding only works if you have Epik’s Hosting Name Servers, so make sure you add them to your domain before deploying forwarding.

1. Navigate to your cPanel Dashboard.

Check out this guide to learn how to access cPanel through Epik.

2. Inside the cPanel, select Redirects.

3. Select your Forwarding type, protocol and the destination. Once it has been set up, click Add to save.