Posted by Aiden Clinton
on Nov 10, 2011 in Operating a Website
| Comments Off on How to Forward a Domain With BigRock
Suppose that you have registered the .net and .org versions of your domain name, or several misspelled versions. Registering variations of your domain name helps protect your brand and prevents someone else from potentially stealing a portion of the traffic that your website should receive. After you register variations of your primary domain, you should redirect those variations to the primary domain to ensure that any traffic to those variations reaches the correct destination. If you use BigRock as your domain registrar, you can forward the new domains to the primary one with a minimum of fuss.
- Proceed to BigRock.com and click the “My Account” link at the top of the page. Enter your email address and password to continue.
- Click “List All Orders” under the “Domains” heading in the upper-left corner of the page.
- Click the domain name you want to forward.
- Click the “Domain Fwd” tab at the top of the page.
- Click the “Activate Domain Forwarding” button.
- Click the “Manage Domain Forwarding” button. This displays a pop-up window titled “Domain Forward Service.”
- Enter the primary domain in the field under “Destination.”
- Click “On” under “URL Masking” to make Web browsers display the new domain rather than the primary domain when forwarding. I recommend leaving this feature off.
- Click “On” under “Sub Domain Forwarding” to forward requests a request for a subdomain to a path of the primary domain. For example, a request for myblog.website.org would be redirected to website.com/myblog. I also recommend leaving this feature off.
- Click “On” under “Path Forwarding” to forward requests for a path on the new domain to the same path on the primary domain. For example, a request for website.org/myblog would be redirected to website.com/myblog. This feature can be useful in the event that someone links to your website incorrectly.
- Click the “Save” button to begin forwarding the domain.