How do I set up domain forwarding?

Domain forwarding — available only to Yahoo Domains and Business Email customers — allows you to redirect your domain name to another web site. You can set up domain forwarding easily from your Domain Control Panel.

To set up domain forwarding:

  1. Visit your Domain Control Panel.
     
  2. Click the "Forward Your Domain" link. (After you have set up domain forwarding, this link will change to say "View/Edit Your Domain Forward.")

     

     

  3. Click the "Create Forward" button.

     

     

  4. If you have already set up a starter web page for your domain, you will be asked to confirm that you'd like to set up a domain forward instead. Please note that if you activate domain forwarding, your starter web page will no longer appear at your domain; however, we will save your work so you can reactivate your starter web page (by turning off domain forwarding) anytime.

    To continue setting up domain forwarding, choose the "Deactivate Starter Web Page" button. To cancel setup and continue to make your starter web page accessible to your site visitors, choose "Cancel."
     
  5. In the next step, you'll be able to choose the destination of your domain forward. You may forward your domain to a web site associated with your Yahoo ID (for example, if you have a Yahoo Web Hosting plan in addition to your Yahoo Domains plan) or to a web site hosted elsewhere. (Learn more about forwarding options.)

    • To set up forwarding to a web site associated with your Yahoo ID, click the first radio button and choose the domain name of the destination web site from the pull-down menu.

       

       

    • To set up domain forwarding to another web site, click the second radio button and enter the full web address (URL) of the destination web site in the field provided.

       

       

  6. Click "Continue."
     
  7. If you chose to forward your domain to a Yahoo-hosted web site, you're done! You will see a "Congratulations" page confirming that your domain forward has been set up. Please note that your forward may take up to 30 minutes to become active.

    If you decided to forward your domain to a specific web address, you'll arrive on the "Choose a Forwarding Option" page, where you can choose from two types of domain forwarding.
     
  8. Click the radio button that corresponds with the type of domain forwarding you'd like to use: standard or masked. Your choice depends on whether you'd like your site visitors to be aware of the forwarding.

    With a Standard Forward, web site visitors know they have been forwarded to a new destination; with a Masked Forward your visitors will not know that forwarding took place. Learn more.

     

     

  9. Click "Submit."
     
  10. If you chose the Standard Forward option, you're done! You will see a "Congratulations" page confirming that your domain forward has been set up. Please note that your forward may take up to 30 minutes to become active.

    If you chose Masked Forward, you'll arrive on the "Enter Search Keywords" page, where you can enter search engine keywords for your destination page.
     
  11. Masked forwarding technically prevents search engines from examining keywords associated with your forwarding destination; however, we have provided a way for you to correct this problem by specifying keywords here. This step is optional, and you'll be able to return to this page anytime to modify your selection or keywords. Learn more.

    If you don't want to enter keywords for your destination page now, choose "Submit." If you'd like to associate your destination page with keywords now, click the second radio button and enter your keywords in the field provided, then choose "Submit."

     

     

  12. You're done! You will see a "Congratulations" page confirming that your domain forward has been set up. Please note that your forward may take up to 30 minutes to become active.

To modify or remove your domain forward anytime, return to your Domain Control Panel and click the "View/Edit Your Domain Forward" link.

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