What is a webforward? How do I create / change it?

What is a webforward? How do I create / change it?

A webforwarding will point your domain name or subdomain to another site. The forwarding could be either direct or cloaked. If the forwarding is direct, the URL in the address will change after the forward.

This article will tell you how to create a direct webforward.

A webforward can not coexist with an A record for a given domain. You therefore need to delete the A record first if one exists for the domain you want to create the webforward for.

STEP 1: CHECK FOR AN A-RECORD AND REMOVE IT

  1. Log in your hosting control panel My Combell.

  2. At the top follow 'My Products' > 'DNS & Forwarding management'.

    My Products

  3. Here you see a list of your domain names and type if DNS records they (might) have. Click on the 'A' button.

    List of your domain names

  4. You will see all A-records corresponding to the domain name.

    List of A-records

  5. To delete the A-record for the domain name you will be forwarding, click on the 'X' button on the right-hand side. Make sure to delete both the A-record for the plain domain name and the A-records for its www.- third level domain.

    Delete

CAUTION!: You only need to do this step for the domain name you are forwarding. Please do NOT edit the DNS records of the destination domain name.

STEP 2: SETUP WEBFORWARDING

To set up direct webforwarding please do the following:

  1. Log in your My Combell hosting control panel .

  2. At the top follow 'My Products' > 'DNS & Forwarding management'.

    My Products

    DNS & Forwarding management

  3. Click on the 'FWD' button or follow 'DNS & Forwarding' > 'Webforwarding'.

    Forwarding

  4. To change your current Webforwarding settings:

    1. Click on 'Edit'.

    2. Change the destination URL.

      Change destination URL

    3. Click on '+ Save'.

      Saved

  5. To add a Webforwarding:

    1. Name the subdomain in the left text field. If you would like to create a forward for the domain name itself, leave the left text field empty.

    2. In the right text field please enter the destination URL. Example: http://ninefortwo.be/.

      1. Hint: You cannot have an active A-record for that domain or subdomain – if you do, delete it and proceed.

      Add destination URL

    3. Click on '+ Add'.

      Added

STEP 3: REPEAT FOR WWW

Creating a webforward for your plain domain will not forward its www. version. Please repeat STEP 2 to create the webforward for the www. version of the domain name and forward it to the www. version of the destination domain.

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