Domain Forwarding

Written by Sierra Rein
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A domain forwarding service allows a company to redirect a visitor from a set domain name to another internet address. This is an incredibly useful service to use for anyone who has a website built under a long web address. It is also beneficial to those who use free website hosting companies and do not wish to go through the hassle of transferring the data from the free server to a pay server.

Plus, most people will agree that no one wants to be forced into memorizing a long address, especially when it comes to business etiquette. Long addresses can also be difficult to use in marketing information, posters, pamphlets, and business cards. By purchasing a domain forwarding service, a budding business can increase visibility, name recognition, and (ultimately) sales.

Another concept behind domain forwarding is "cloaking." After a domain is forwarded from a short name to a long address, the short domain name remains in the browser's address bar, basically cloaking the long address from view. This will make the website look more professional and will hide the fact that multiple hosting companies are being utilized for the same product or informational system.

How to Set Up Domain Forwarding on Your Website

Domain forwarding and cloaking is very easy to order and usually costs a minimal fee for an entire year of service. Most hosting companies will be able to provide the service after the domain name is purchased and registered. In addition to domain forwarding, a hosting company can also offer email forwarding using the short domain name.

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