Friday, December 10, 2010

Forwarding a domain name to a website using your easily.co.uk account

I have used Easily.co.uk for UK domain purchases and management for many years and one of my favourite features of thier service is the domain forwarding.  Instead of setting up a domain on a web server and putting a code or DNS redirect in place you can point your domain name at an existing website from your Easily.co.uk control panel.

If you are forwarding a new domain name you can skip straight to number 8 on this list of instructions.  If you are forwarding a domain name that was previously set up on a web server (i.e you had set the NS/ name servers) you need to follow all the instructions below:
How to forward a domain name to an existing website:
  1. Log into Easily.co.uk
  2. Click 'My Account' (at the top of the screen).
  3. Click the 'D' button (Click here to administer domain names)
  4. Click the 'D' button next to the domain name you wish to set up forwarding for
  5. Click the big button that says 'Come back to Easily'
  6. At the bottom of the next page click the 'Process' button
  7. Click 'my account' at the top of the page
  8. Click the 'D' button (Click here to administer domain names)
  9. Click the 'W' button next toteh domain name you are working with
  10. Make sure the drop down box at the top of the page displays 'External website (Web Forwarding)
  11. Click the 'Change' button next to the drop down box
  12. Enter the exact URL that you wish to forward the domain to in the web forwarding box at the top of the screen
  13. Select 'None' for the masking option if you want visitors to see the address of the website you are forwarding to, or 'Frames' if you want them to see the domain name that you are currently working with.
  14. Click the 'Save' button
  15. You're done!  It's worth noting that changes in forwarding can take up to 24 hours to go through

If you get stuck the nice folk at Easily.co.uk are always there to help you out!  If you require help manaing your domains and website have a look at www.webcaretakers.com