What is Domain Forwarding and How to Forward a Domain | ResellerClub
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What is Domain Forwarding and How to Forward a Domain | ResellerClub

Hi, today we will talk about how to set
domain forwarding services on a domain name. Domain and subdomain forwarding is
a service that lets you automatically direct your visitors to a different
website. Various aspects of domain forwarding like URL masking,
subdomain forwarding and path forwarding will be covered in today’s video. Domain
forwarding is one of the free services provided by ResellerClub. It is a
complimentary service bundled with any paid service in OrderBox. Hence, you need
to first search for the primary paid service and navigate to its management
page. Click on products, – List all orders. Click on the domain name for which you
want to set the forwarding. Now amongst the list of services, you will find the
domain forwarding at the bottom of the page. You will now see options like managed
domain forwarding and name server details. You can either use the default
nameservers that are provided and add the records in the current DNS zone of
the domain name. In case you’re using a third party nameserver you need to
click on the second option, copy the records mentioned over here and add it
in the current DNS zone. These records will forward your request to our domain
forwarding server and it will get redirected to the destination URL. Now to
manage the services, we first click on manage domain forwarding. Here you can
set the domain forwarding option for your domain name as well as subdomains.
In order to add forwarding for your subdomains you can click on add new and
here you can mention the sub domain, the destination URL, and complete the
settings. We are going to see the settings now for the parent domain name.
Now we click on Advanced Settings and it opens up a control panel from where you
can set the domain forwarding services. The first option that you see is your
destination URL. You can either add HTTP or HTTPS based destination URLs here.
It can also comprise of URLs with IP address instead of fqdn.
For example, I can also mention an IP address over here. This will redirect yourwebsite.org.in to the IP address and the URL that is mentioned in here. The next option that you
see over here is URL masking. When enabled, the domain forwarding server
sends the client a frame page where the frame source contains the destination
URL you have specified. This ensures that the URL in the address bar of the
browser does not change, though the client sees the destination page.
Enabling URL masking will ensure that your visitor sees the source URL and not
the destination URL. Having enabled URL masking which works on HTML frames, you
can further define certain HTML elements in the head section like page title and
meta tags. This is a sample meta tag code that
I’ve added. Now similarly, you can contact your developer and create a meta tag for
your own website and add the details here in no frames page content. When URL
masking is enabled, the page served to the client is a frame page. Older
browsers cannot resolve a frame page. Moreover, search engines have problems
trying to spider a frame based website. You may want to set alternative contents
which could be useful for older browsers and search engines. In case you do not
want to add any details, you can leave the section blank. The URL masking set
for the domain name might not work in certain conditions. A frame master is a
technique used by the web applications to prevent their web pages from being
displayed within a frame. We now know if URL masking is enabled for domain
forwarding services, the destination URL is served in an HTML frame to retain the
original URL in the address bar. Therefore, if the destination site has a
frame busting code, such forwarding services will not retain the source URL
in the browser. Mostly on popular websites like Facebook, would have frame
busting code added and hence you will not be able to use URL masking while
forwarding a domain name to websites like these. In addition to URL masking
the other features that are provided are subdomain forwarding and path forwarding.
You can enable these services by clicking on On for sub domain forwarding
and any subdomain.yourwebsite.org.in will redirect to your
destination URL slash the sub domain. Similarly for path forwarding, you can
enable the services and yourwebsite.org.in/media/windows will
redirect to the destination URL/media/window. Hope this was helpful. In case you have any queries, reach out to us using the
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