Have only one domain? Placester always recommends mapping your primary domain to the site. Find out more about why here. If you have more than one domain that you would like to use then this article will guide you through how to set this up.
Why do I want to forward a domain name?
You can only fully map one custom domain name to your Placester site. However, you may own more than one domain name and want to utilize those too.
Forwarding vs. Mapping
A mapped domain will always show up in the address bar. Let's say your primary (mapped) domain is mywebsite.com. This will be mapped by following our instructions for domain mapping.
Once the site is mapped, you'll see mywebsite.com in your browser's address bar as you navigate around the site. If you want to point another domain (let's call it mysecondwebsite.com) to mywebsite.com, you can do so by forwarding it. This way, if someone types in mysecondwebsite.com in their address bar, they'll be redirected to mywebsite.com, and will always see the primary domain in the address bar once they're on the site. You can forward multiple domains to the same primary domain.
How can I forward an additional domain?
Login to your domain registrar and go to the domain manager. Select the domain you want to forward and go to the domain management or settings page. Find the Forwarding section and click manage.
In the Forward To field, enter the name of your primary domain - the one you want the domain you're editing to redirect to. Choose Permanent forwarding, and make sure to select Forwarding Only - NOT Forwarding with Masking. Masking hides the URL of the site the visitor is on, so it won't display what page they're on in the browser's address bar. Then click Save or Add.
This is all you need to do. As long as you're primary domain is properly mapped to your Placester site, any domains you forward will redirect users to that site.
Domain Registrar Support
If you are having any trouble with forwarding your domain(s) to the primary domain, please contact your domain registrar's support team for assistance.
Need More Help?
If you have additional questions about forwarding your domain, let our support team know at firstname.lastname@example.org.