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Forwarding a GoDaddy domain, but HTTPS requests are not forwarding

Godaddy's forwarding services have problems and shouldn't be used: GoDaddy's 301 redirect/forwarding has some weird random middleman URL, kills link juice? They don't support HTTPS One way to solve ...
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Is there a way to forward my Google domain root to www?

If you are hosting with Heroku, they require that your DNS records all point to them by name, not by IP address. They reserve the right to change the IP address of your website at any time just by ...
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Will GoDaddy's domain forwarding affect subdomains?

I had another domain which only had one subdomain on it, so I used it as a test. Setting up the redirect did not affect my existing subdomains (A records). Update: checking the "Update my ...
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Forward domain to a specific port and IP while using the forwarded domain in the URL

It is not possible to do what you are asking [ for HTTP/HTTPS ] - Unfortunately - and I wish this were not the case, the protocol does not recognize SRV records or any equivalent structure. Possible ...
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Cannot forward root domain managed by Google Domains to AWS Load Balancer

This is a limitation in the fundamental design of DNS itself. Adding a CNAME at the apex of a domain is essentially invalid because it leads to an illogical set of consequences. This is why Route 53 ...
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Does Google Domains offer path fowarding (as opposed to redirecting the entire domain)?

Updated Answer Redirecting/fowarding a domain can be done within Google Domains at {your domain} > Website > Forward Domain (or Edit Forwarding). For more info, see Google's reference. Old ...
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When you forward a domain permanently via DNS does it keep the underlying URL?

This is a really old question that has resurfaced, but none of the answers seem to answer the OP's question. The OP question is about DNS (see the tags), not about redirecting. So,let me try to ...
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Point No-IP dynamic DNS to online web hosting if my local server at home is offline

The feature that you are looking for is called DNS Failover. No-IP offers it under their $150/year monitoring package. If you are going to lease a server in a data center, I would suggest using it ...
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Redirects without Permission: what legally can be done?

I believe as there is no real laws on the books, that, you can redirect any domain to anywhere you choose as long as it follows the law in regards not ie phishing, spoofing or obvious things like wire ...
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Domain forwarding using 123-reg doesn't support HTTPS but is indexed in Google with it

I had a similar problem and was inspired by davidgo's answer to try turning on SSL, which seems to have solved it. In Google Domains, here's the step-by-step, as of May 2023: In "My Domains"...
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Domain forwarding using 123-reg doesn't support HTTPS but is indexed in Google with it

Your question is unclear. As you pointed out, the https version of the site is indexed in Google but is not answering. HTTPS sites are harder to redirect as they require a certificate (which needs to ...
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Redirect root domain to path

You can use a DNS A record to point the domain to the IP address of your Linux instance. Assuming that the instance is running Apache, you would then create a virtual host that does this redirect: &...
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Forwarding a GoDaddy domain, but HTTPS requests are not forwarding

I just did mine with redirect.pizza (not affiliated with them). I have my domain hosted a godaddy. Now both http and https://oldsite.example as well as www.oldsite.example forward to https://newsite....
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Why won't my site connect via https with this little dns trick?

A. Create a CNAME for www.example.com pointing to my CloudFront domain. That's all you need to do. B. Create a 'forward' to redirect 301 all requests to www.example.com. ? From where? This makes no ...
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SEO effect on forwarding from a similar domain name to our primary one

It is perfectly fine to do what you propose, as long as you do not do any domain masking. Here's a short yt video explanation.
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.company vs. .com domain - should I use domain forwarding?

I would suggest redirecting the ".com" to the ".company" to benefit from the innovation of a new domain name, which is more eye catchy. It is what I did with jovenet.com
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Phantom vhost forwarding from example.com to example.net

You simply have a typo in one of your virtual hosts: ServerName www.example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/example.net/public_html ... RedirectMatch permanent ^/(.*) https://example....
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Point No-IP dynamic DNS to online web hosting if my local server at home is offline

Here's a DIY solution for failover DNS: Install a BIND server on your VPS and host your own DNS nameserver that can respond in a custom way to downtime conditions. In BIND, set the TTL for your site'...
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Point No-IP dynamic DNS to online web hosting if my local server at home is offline

There is a way of doing this without using a dns fail over server. in the fallowing example, home.example.com is the ddns address (your house) and example.com is website address pointed to web host ...
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Best SEO - redirect url or 301 links to new site

Domain Redirect- Xresorts.com to the resorts page on Xaccommodation.com quick and easy, but I think a bit of a waste. To be honest, when I first read this I thought you meant something like #2 (ie....
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Forwarding domain with masking doesn't work on smartphones, but redirecting shows IP address in address bar

There are two possibilities that I am taking from your question so I will cover them both. Make http://111.111.111.111:8080/website Appear as http://www.domain.com:8080/website In this instance all ...
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When you forward a domain permanently via DNS does it keep the underlying URL?

With DNS, it does not matter if it is an A record (resolve to an IP directly) or a CNAME record (resolves to another domain), the request from the browser will still reference the original hostname ...
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How to add naked domain (without www) on GoDaddy deployed via Heroku?

There are two ways. Either use URL forwarding or you can use a redirect in your .htaccess file. Try URL forwarding first. URL Forwarding To get this to work, go to the GoDaddy domain information and ...
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How do I continue web forwarding while moving dns registration?

You are right that once the domain is transferred Network Solutions would stop serving it, however having said that while the transfer is pending they will continue serving it. The process is designed ...
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Old domain, new site on Shopify - no more SSL, but SSL URL is stuck in visitors history

If Shopify allows you to change your nameservers then Cloudflare may work. I haven't tried for Shopify but CF has a free SSL as a proxy. It works on "flexible" mode even if the origin is in HTTP mode. ...
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How can I use domain masking without having self referral in Google Analytics

There may be a way to accomplish what you are looking for using domain masking, but I would strongly recommend against it. Domain masking does not mix with SEO. Domain masking itself is an ugly hack ...
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How can I use domain masking without having self referral in Google Analytics

If I understand it correctly, you want all the traffic from both domains being showed in Analytics only by www.newdomain.com right? Never did before but, I think you can try something like this: ...
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How to hide website's real address

You can't get there with forwarding, as forwarding will, by definition eventually take customers directly to the final location. What you need is reverse proxying. A reverse proxy works by going to a ...
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