NameCheap Redirect & Forwarder Setup

They are a couple of reasons why you would want to forward a site, say like www.computerantics.com to a site called www.networkantics.com  For us, we stopped servicing the residential sector and performing perform basic computer repair shop needs several years ago but wanted to retain the traffic from all our legacy marketing efforts.  We inserted a forwarder at our GoDaddy DNS to maintain good SEO to NetworkAntics.com

The other use, is not so friendly URLs.  Check out the not so friendly URLs below for our charitable causes.

Charity GoFundMe

https://charity.gofundme.com/lets-feed-san-diego

Non-Charity – GoFundMe

https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-feed-san-diego

National Christian Foundation

https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0U0H00000YqVK4UAN

 

URL Redirection – Forwarding

NameCheap Redirect & Forwarder Setup meanings get blurred from DNS provider to DNS provider.  URL redirection in the www.namecheap.com world, is the same as URL Forwarding. It is a technique which is used to redirect your domain’s visitors (see examples above) to a different URL. You can forward your domain name to any website, webpage, etc. which is available online.  For us, we took the domain we purchased from NameCheap called www.grabandgosandiego.org (with www and without it) and redirecting to https://charity.gofundme.com/lets-feed-san-diego  There are different types of URL redirection.  Feel free to check more details the NameCheap site resource link.   For our purposes, what we did below is sufficient for most needs.

Per our check, there is a CNAME Record for the host www with the value parkingpage.namecheap.com.

We removed the default CNAME Record for the Host www and another URL Redirect record for the Host www with the value:

https://charity.gofundme.com/lets-feed-san-diego

Please follow the below steps to add the URL Redirect for the domain:

– having logged into Namecheap account, go to your Domain List

– click ‘Manage’ next to the domain grabandgosandiego.org

– ‘Advanced DNS’ tab

– ‘Host Records’ section.
– Then click on ‘Add New Record’ and create the following record:

Type: URL Redirect | Host: www | Value: https://charity.gofundme.com/lets-feed-san-diego

| Unmasked
– click on “Save All Changes”.

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Domain

Select Domain, scroll down to “redirect domain”, choose domain name you just purchase as the source, and full URL to redirect.  Do the same for www.

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NameCheap Redirect & Forwarder Setup Summary

All Redirect & Forwarder Setups vary slightly for site to site.  It is best you consult with the support team to see what is best for you especially if SEO matters to you and your team.

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