How to Forward Your Old Domain to The New (cPanel)

How to Forward Your Old Domain to Your New Domain with Namecheap for Free

 

Are you rebranding? Went from a business blog to a personal blog? Usually with a website address change, the owner doesn’t want to miss out on impacting supporters who only know the current or soon to be old domain name. There’s a simple fix that will only take you a few minutes in your cPanel through Namecheap that will help your website stay right where it is without any added stress.

 

Login to your Namecheap Account

 


Visit your Dashboard

 

View Options For Old Domain

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Make Sure You Have a New Domain Address First

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Choose Manage on Domain Hosting Row

 

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Scroll Down to Software Section and Choose cPanel or Redirect

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Use Search Feature for “Redirects” or scroll to Redirects App

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Customize Redirect Functions (see Photo)
1. Choose Permanent or Temporary from Drop Down Menu
2. Choose Old or Current Domain Name from Drop Down Menu
3. Type the New Domain Name including http or https if you setup a SSL Certificate: “http://newdomain.com” or  “https://newdomain.com”
4.  Choose to redirect “with or without www.” since you will be unsure which way your supporter types domains
5.  Push the “Add” button to complete the process

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That will complete the process for having both of your domains for a smooth transition with a Namecheap Domain name. I love the new options too. Each domain comes with a free secure and encrypted SSL certificate that you will only have to activate in your cpanel. If your site will have customers, you need an “https” domain. Have any questions along the way? You know why I’m here 🙂

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