How do I set up URL forwarding for a domain?

You can set up URL forwarding to point your domain (e.g. or sub-domain (e.g. to any destination page of your choice (e.g. Normally, when you set up URL forwarding for a domain, it will take effect within minutes.

Please note that you can only set up URL forwarding for a domain using Namecheap default nameservers.

To set up URL forwarding, please follow the steps below:

  • Sign in to your Namecheap account.
  • Select Manage Domains on My Account menu - it can be reached by clicking on your username on the black bar located at the top of the page
  • Click on the domain you wish to change URL settings for and choose All Hosts Records option, then enter the details (missing All Host Records option?)

Forwarding a domain/subdomain to a website:

To forward  a domain without "www" (e.g. to a destination page, enter your destination URL in @ field and choose redirection type as shown in the figure below.
To forward (notice www) to a destination page, enter your destination URL in www field and choose redirection type as shown in the figure below.
To forward a sub-domain (e.g. to a destination, you need to enter the sub-domain name,destination URL and select redirection type as shown in the figure below.

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Forwarding a domain/subdomain to specific pages on a website and passing values via query strings:

You can also use URL forwarding to redirect users to specific pages on the destination URL and pass values via query strings to the destination. It is important to note that the value in the ‘destination url' affects where and how the url is redirected.


IP address/URL

Redirect type
www1 URL Redirect
www2 URL Redirect
www3 URL Redirect
www4 URL Redirect

In the above case, will not pass values to the destination URL so, will redirect users to only. On the otherhand, will redirect users to (pay attention to the / in the configuration).

In the third case, www3 combines query string values if any and passes it to the destination URL. For example: will redirect users to

In the fourth case, will redirect users to

URL forwarding using both URL Redirect and URL Frame options will work similar according to the explanations provided above, with the only difference that URL Frame will hide the destination address showing the original one that was entered in the browser address bar.

You can also check the following video tutorial:


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