How to Redirect a Domain With HostGator

How to Redirect a Domain With HostGator

Suppose you have just registered several domain names that you intend to use to promote a particular product, but to date you have only had the time to develop one of those domains into a website. Or, maybe you have registered the .net and .org versions of a domain and want to forward those domains to the .com. You can do this with your domain registrar or hosting company. Today, I have a few domains that I have already set to use HostGator’s DNS servers, and I will be forwarding them through cPanel to another domain. I have already added those domains to my HostGator account.

  1. Log in to your HostGator account to view the cPanel interface.
  2. Move down to the “Domains” section and click the “Redirects” icon.
  3. Select “Permanent (301)” on the “Type” drop-down menu to create a permanent redirect. This forwards a visitor from one domain to another while updating any browser bookmarks they have set for the old domain. Alternatively, select “Temporary (302)” to create a temporary redirect that does not update the visitor’s bookmarks.
  4. Click the drop-down menu next to “http://” and select the domain you want to forward.
  5. Type the domain that you want to redirect visitors to in the “Redirects to” field.
  6. Click the “Wild card redirect” check box to forward all requests for any version of the first domain to the second domain.
  7. Click the “Add” button to save your settings and begin redirecting requests for the domain you selected.


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