There are various ways to forward site visitors from one domain/website to another. The so-called URL redirection is commonly recommended. In contrast to parking a domain name, a URL redirection can be done only if the domain name in question is hosted. What this means in simple terms is that you could still open any content in case you have a direct link to it and you may create e-mail addresses or subdomains and use them. This sort of feature has many practical uses - if you choose to switch your domain name, you may redirect the visitors, but the e-mails with the old one shall still be active whenever you are communicating with clients or partners. When you have 2 similar sites and you need to rebuild one of them, you could redirect the traffic to the other site so that you can avoid losing potential customers, while you will still be able to access the administrator area for the first site and improve it.

URL Redirector in Website Hosting

If you host your websites with us and you have a website hosting package, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to redirect the site visitors from any domain and subdomain, or from a subfolder under any of them, to an alternative Internet address. The task takes just a few simple steps through an intuitive interface, so you may create a redirection even in case you don't have previous experience. You'll simply have to select a domain address or a subdomain using a drop-down list, to select the folder in which the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to type in the URL to which the traffic must be redirected to. For more knowledgeable users, there are also options to select the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding that you create may be deactivated from the same section of the Control Panel, if you don't need it anymore.