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What are the different types of URL Forwarding?

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018 10:06AM CET

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

The  control panel supports three different types of forwarding:

Framed-forwarding: This displays the destination website in 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 (e.g.,, 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: