Allow me to use mapping of domains in short-defining the process of redirecting a custom domain to another one which is also a custom domain.
I know by now you must have been wondering what mapping an existing domain means? Isn’t it?
Or probably you knew what it is but just don’t know how to do it.
Whether the former or the latter, i hope to use this post not only to tell you the meaning of it but also to guide you with Do-it-Yourself (DIY) step by step tutorials on how to map an existing custom domain to a New One using Namecheap.Com as the Domain Registrar.
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This mapping of a thing is useful for those who have an existing domain and wanted to change it WITHOUT losing their visitors.
For example: You own ”example1.com” in which a lot of users already knew and you wanted to change it to a new domain which is ”example2.com”
Normally after pointing the NEW domain which is ‘example2.com” to your subdomain, whenever your readers that doesn’t know you have changed type ‘example1.com’, it will be displaying Error to them which is definitely going to make you lose traffic!
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But with Mapping, once your user type ”example1.com” they will automatically be redirected to example2.com
Isn’t that Great? SO lets take a look on how todo it!
How To Map A Custom Domain With Another Using Namecheap
*. After Signing in to your Namecheap account with your username and password.
*. Select ‘Manage Domains’ from the drop-down menu;
*. Choose ‘ URL forwarding ‘ or ‘ All Host Records ‘ on the left menu;
*. Fill in both @ and WWW fields with the link/URL you would like the previous domain to be redirected to and choose ‘URL Redirect’ from the redirect type dropdown list.
*. Click ‘Save changes’ once the setup is completed.
Now you’re good to go! However if you had trouble doing it, i can help you for a convenient fee.
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