Redirect Domain

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Overview

A "redirect" domain acts as a pointer to another domain. When accessing a web page on the redirected domain, the browser's URL is changed to the domain to which it is being redirected. When setting this up through the DreamHost panel, a 301 redirect is created automatically.

This wiki explains how to redirect a domain or subdomain at DreamHost.

Important icon.png Important: To redirect a domain, you must either have an active hosting plan or the domain must be registered at DreamHost and point to our nameservers.


Redirecting a new domain or subdomain

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > 'Domains' > 'Manage Domains') page.
    The Manage Domains page opens.
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  2. Click the Add Hosting to a Domain / Sub-Domain button.
  3. Scroll down to the 'Redirect' section.
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  4. Enter the information in the following fields:
    • Domain to redirect – enter the new domain or subdomain you'd like to redirect elsewhere.
    • Redirect to URL – enter the URL to which you wish this new domain or subdomain to redirect.
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  5. Click the Redirect this domain button to complete the set up.

Changing an existing domain or subdomain to redirect

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > 'Domains' > 'Manage Domains') page.
    The Manage Domains page opens.
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  2. Click the Edit button located to the the right of the domain/subdomain under the 'Web Hosting' column.
  3. Scroll down to the 'Redirect' section.
    In the following example, the ‘Domain to redirect’ field is already populated with the domain you’re changing to a redirect:
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  4. In the 'Redirect to URL' field enter the URL where you'd like this domain to redirect.
  5. Click the Redirect this domain button to complete the setup.

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