EuroDNS | How do I set up URL forwarding?

How do I set up URL forwarding?

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2014 02:14PM CET

URL forwarding allows you to redirect traffic sent to a domain under your control, to another website. This is a really useful tool and provides a quick and easy way to direct visitors to, etc. to .

The EuroDNS control panel supports three different types of forwarding:

Framed-forwarding: This presents the destination website within an IFRAME in the browser window. Example: if you were to frame-forward to, visitors to your domain would see in the URL bar of their browser, but would see the contents of in the main browser window (in an IFRAME).

Permanent 301 redirect: Someone typing would be redirected to , no frames are used so the URL bar would reflect the new destination. Using a 301 redirect also tells the search engines " now lives at, please update your indexes".

Temporary 302 redirect: Someone typing would be redirected to just like in a 301 redirect BUT a different signal is sent to the search engines " is temporarily living at, please don't update your indexes just yet".

When redirecting multiple domains for brand-protection purposes (eg.,, etc  -> a 301 permanent redirect is usually the way to go, as it signals to Google that the destination website is the definitive source website. To set one up, follow the instructions below:

To set up URL forwarding, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your EuroDNS account
  2. Enter your Control Panel, select Registered Domains
  3. Click Manage Domain next to the domain name concerned
  4. Click Manage Zone 
  5. On the DNS Zone page you should click the URL Forwarding tab, then Add URL Forwarding 
  6. In the Host box enter the hostname of the source URL: please create two URL forward rules and enter as host only @ in the first rule and only www in the second rule, or a different subdomain
  7. In the Forward To box, enter the destination URL (
  8. In the Type box, select permanent redirect (301) to display the destination URL in the browser address bar. Select In a Frame box, to display the source URL in the browser address bar.
  9. Confirm, and don’t forget to save
  • You can only set up URL forwarding for a domain using the EuroDNS default name servers (
  • The DNS changes you have chosen should be fully working within 24 hours.