When you have a lot of domain names with different extensions and you want all of them to open precisely the same Internet site, you may have the site under one of them and forward the others. There are a number of ways to redirect one domain name to another, including the so-called domain parking. If your website hosting package permits it, though, it'll be better if you host each of the domains and create a URL redirect, not a domain redirect. The primary difference between the two is that while a domain is hosted, you may still have content for it, set up subdomains, e-mail addresses, and many others., while with a parked domain you can't do any of those things. For instance, if you're building localized Internet sites under various country-code Internet domain names, you'll be able to work on them, but meanwhile, visitors shall be redirected to the main website.

URL Redirector in Cloud Website Hosting

If you host your websites with us and you have a cloud website hosting plan, you'll be able to use our URL redirection tool to forward the 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 can create a redirection even when you have no previous experience. You'll only need to select a domain name or a subdomain through a drop-down list, to select the folder where the redirection shall be set up (the root folder or a subfolder), and then to input the URL where the visitors must be forwarded to. For more advanced users, there are also options to pick the redirection type (permanent or temporary) and the method (direct or match). Any forwarding you create could be deactivated from the very same section of the CP, in the event you do not require it anymore.