Domain Name Forwarding – What it is, Why You Would Use It

DOMAIN FORWARDING

The practice of having one domain send you to another domain. This is very important and used in a few different ways:

  • People tend to own the .net and the .org version of their sites so they like to forward these to the .com version.
  • Another use is picking the preferred version of the domain. So is the URL http://www.websitebuddha.com or https://websitecreativepro.com? You need to pick one version and have the other one forward to the one you picked.
  • Lastly, it’s used over media for marketing and affiliate marketing purposes. If your product was found at website.com/ProductName you could register a domain name for your product and have it forward to the page on your website. This makes it easier to drive traffic when speaking in a video or over a pod cast.

For example:

JohnnyFD.com is a blog about life as a digital nomad. He promotes a Shopify course as an affiliate. Instead of using a URL on his website to redirect visitors, he uses a separate domain name. So instead of JohnnyFD.com/shopify-course he uses TheAntonMethod.com.

So when he write blog posts or wants to link to the course in the video description for a YouTube video, it’s much cleaner looking to have a whole domain instead of a URL.

I do this too for YouTube. I use HostingHero.org to promote hosting offers as WebsiteCreativePro.com/get-hosting is a bit long.

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