How to set up URL forwarding
If you don't need full hosting and just want to forward all web visitors to your domain to an existing site, you can do so using our free URL forwarding service.
Log in. You should arrive at the Domain Management screen. If you're already logged in, click on ACCOUNT in the top-right corner and select Domain Management.
- Locate the domain you wish to forward. To the right of the domain will be a row of icons. Click the drop-down list labeled Details, and select the "Edit" option next to URL Forwarding
- On the Edit URL Forwarding screen, type the subdomain you wish to forward from (leave it blank if you are forwarding from the root domain) and then the domain to which you wish to forward browser requests. Click the pink "Submit" button once you are done. Optional: You can select the Wildcard Forwarding option, which makes it so no matter what the user types in before the root domain, it will automatically forward to that URL. To forward all traffic to your domain and all its subdomains, leave the hostname field above blank and leave this box checked. A wildcard DNS record will be created to accommodate wildcard forwarding.
By default Porkbun uses HTTP's Temporary Redirect (302/307) feature to accomplish URL forwarding. In general, Porkbun recommends using this type of forwarding since it is easily reversible and will not impair SEO for the target site. Rarely, however, an individual will require a different type of forward. If you need a 301 Permanent Redirect or a Masked redirect, click "Toggle advanced settings" and scroll down to select a different redirect type.
You may also select to include the requested URI in the path redirection. For example, this will forward domain1.com/page1 to domain2.com/page1.
Once you've selected your advanced settings, click the pink "Submit" button to save your forwarding settings.