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URL Forwarding

   

 

URL forwarding is perfect if you have a domain registered with us, and want people to be able to visit your website hosted somewhere else with a long web address (URL). For example, if you are Jane, and you own "janestastycookies.com", why would you want people to type in "www.members.aol.com/freesites/~janescookies/index.html"? Wouldn't you rather have them type in "www.janestastycookies.com"? Well, now you can! For just $4.00, you can forward your domain to your website for one year!

Activate URL forwarding today!
Click
HERE to log in and set up URL forwarding.

Domain forwarding is a service that is available with your domain registration. It allows you to redirect visitors to another website (that you own) when they type your domain name in the browser address field.

To set up domain forwarding
  • Click Manage, and log in to your account.
  • Beside the domain that you want to redirect, click Add Domain Forwarding, and proceed first to pay for the service.
  • In the URL field, enter the address of the destination website.
    You can specify the URL, for example, http://www.yourcompany.com/yourexamplesite.html, or you can specify the IP address, for example, http://12.34.56.789.
  • Click Enable to implement domain forwarding.
  • If you do not want your website address to appear in the browser address field, select Masked from the drop-down list. When visitors type your domain name in the browser address field, they are sent to your website, but they still see your domain name in the address field. If you do want the website address (the destination) to be displayed in the address field, ensure that  Masked is not selected.
  • Optionally, in the Title field, enter the text that you want to appear in the browser title bar.
  • Optionally, in the Description field, enter a short description of your website.
  • Optionally, in the Keywords field, enter some descriptive words that a visitor might use when searching for your website. Separate each word or phrase with a comma.
  • Click Save.

Please allow 24 to 48 hours for your change to propagate throughout the Internet.

To remove domain forwarding
  • Click Manage, and log in to your account.
  • Beside the domain whose domain forwarding you want to remove, click Domain Forwarding.
  • Ensure that Enabled is not selected.
  • Optionally, in the URL field, delete the address of the destination website.
  • Click Save.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Will people be able to see the URL I'm forwarding to?
No, when you activate URL forwarding, your URL is "cloaked". "Cloaking" means that your domain will remain permanently in the address bar of the browser, not the web address of your website.

2. Can I remove the cloaking?
Cloaking is accomplished by using a frame on our servers, which then loads the content of your site into that frame. This frame does not allow for any modifications by you- either title bar or META tags, etc.  Cloaking may also interfere with the coding of some websites with dynamic features- javascripts, ID tags, etc. It will also interfere with secure websites, as part of your site will not be secure with cloaking. This will prevent the "lock" from showing up in browsers, etc. We can, on request, deactivate cloaking for your domain. This will result in a straight redirect to your site, with no frame. All your code, including title and META tags, etc. will appear, but so will the "real" URL you are forwarding to. If this is what you want, simply ask us to make this change for you. Please provide the domain, and the username and password of your account.

3. What if I want to cancel URL forwarding?
URL-forwarding is automatically disabled after you make a DNS change. Because it will take 24-48 hours for your DNS change to propagate, URL-forwarding will remain active while the change is in progress, so that you do not experience any down time for your website. Once your new DNS servers have propagated, however, and your domain is no longer residing on our forwarding servers, that will automatically render URL-forwarding inactive. URL-forwarding will still be in your account for this domain, however, for the full length of the term you chose. You may, of course, use URL-forwarding again if your new hosting doesn't work out. You merely need to change your DNS back to our forwarding servers:

NS1.SHOPCO.COM
NS2.SHOPCO.COM

You may also, of course, abruptly terminate your forwarding by deleting your forwarding address. Erase the URL you are forwarding to, and submit your change. Your domain will resolve to an error page immediately, using the bogus URL http://no-where.

4. Can I change the forwarding URL?
You may change the status on your URL forwarding at any time by logging back into the domain manager. Once you have logged in, click the URL-Forwarding link beside the domain name you want to change the service for. On the first page, you will see the action links, and underneath will be a box containing your current forwarding information, as well as the status of those forwards. The action links are:
"Add Forward" - To add a new URL-forward to a domain in your account, click this link. Put a checkmark next to the domain you wish to forward, and click the "Continue" button. On the next screen, enter the forwarding address, and choose the length of the forwarding term and click "Submit".
"Edit Forward" - To modify an existing URL-forward, click this link. Put a checkmark next to the forward you wish to modify, and click the "Continue" button. On the next screen, you may edit the forwarding address.  Click the "Continue" button and verify your changes.
"Renew Forward" - If your URL-forward is expiring, you may click this link to renew it. You may only renew a forward for equal to or less than the term remaining on the domain itself, or one year, whichever is greater. Place a checkmark next to the domain, and click "Continue". You'll be able to select the renewal term for your domain in the drop-down box. Click "Continue" to verify the term and payment information.

5. Is there anything I can't do?
Due to traffic restrictions, we strictly prohibit the sending of unsolicited email promoting any domain hosted on our forwarding servers.

Benefits and Strategy for Using URL Forwarding

To save tremendous cost on hosting, many website owners and designers use URL forwarding, redirecting (masked or unmasked) to point their domain name to a website, web page, or an IP address located an another destination of the world wide web that may or may not have a long or hard to remember web address.  Yahoo and AOL's website users found it tremendously beneficial to use our URL forwarding to redirect their domain name which was registered with us to their web site. 

Improve the traffic to your website using URL forwarding,  Many clients own several domain names.  Many of those domain names create traffic if redirected to their web site or web page. 

URL Forwarding redirects traffic from your domain that is registered at www.MyDiscountDomains.com to another URL anywhere.

MyDiscountDomains.com offers URL forwarding for the domain names that have been registered or transferred to www.MyDiscountDomains.com.  Send your domain to any website address or IP address using URL Forwarding. 

For example, visitors to www.yourname.com could be automatically redirected to another URL even if you have not set up a website with your domain name yet.  URL Forwarding is fast, effective and inexpensive. If you have a long web address register a domain name and forward it to that address.

Additionally, some hosting companies will not allow unique domains (i.e. www. yourdomain.com) to point to your web site (i.e. www. hisdomainname.com). In that case, you will also need to use URL-Forwarding.  

URL Forwarding Login

URL-forwarding is available as a service, and is a function of the management control panel.
To access your user account and manage your URL Forwarding (add/edit), use the link below to access the Domain Manager section, login using your username and password, and select the URL-FORWARDING tab. This banner-free service is just $4.00 with your domains registered with MyDiscountDomains.com. 

You can use a www URL- http: //www.yourcompany.com/yourexamplesite.html, or a host URL- http : //12.34.56.789.  Both options will take 24-48 hours to take effect.

 
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