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Learn about domain forwarding to send users to an existing website. We’ll walk you through the easy process of how to forward your domain name to another site. For more details visit: https://www.godaddy.com/help/forwarding-your-domain-name-12123?cvosrc=video.youtube_organic.us_how-to&cvo_creative=5SlNAbEn09Misc=ythowto.
Hi there. In this video, you’ll learn how forward your domain name to an existing website.
Did you know the domain name you registered can be used to send visitors anywhere on the Web? So if you’ve already built a website or have a great social media profile, you can use your domain name to send visitors to this site.
The same is true if you’ve registered the .com, .org, and.net version of your domain name, but you want visitors to always go to the .com site regardless of what they enter.
When you use your domain name to send visitors to an existing website, it’s called domain forwarding.
In the past, forwarding a domain required some technical expertise; however, GoDaddy has simplified the process with a quick connect tool. Just enter a few pieces of information about your existing website, and the tool handles the technical details behind the scenes. Let’s see how it works…
First, in your GoDaddy account, click Manage to the right of Domains.
Choose the domain name that you want to forward, or connect to, and click Use My Domain.
Now, Connect to an Existing Site.
The connect screen includes several popular websites, social sites, online stores and media sites that you can forward your GoDaddy domain name to.
If you don’t see the site you’re looking for, click Show More in any of categories.
You can also enter the web address for an existing website in the Somewhere Else field. Just type the web address for the site you want people to see when they enter your domain name and click Next.
This screen explains how the forwarded domain will function – in this case, when a user types in www.mollysbarkandwine.com they will be re-directed, or forwarded, to the existing website at, www.mollysbarkandwine.org.
If you’re happy with the functionality described here, click Finish.
GoDaddy takes over at this point and does some technical stuff behind the scenes to finish the process. Give the changes a couple of hours to take effect.
To verify your domain is being forwarded to the correct site, enter the forwarded domain name in your web browser.
Do you already have a great website or social media profile? What about a domain name that needs to be put to work? Why not connect the two by forwarding your domain name – it’s the best of both worlds.