Creating domain forwards

Hover's domain forwarding service allows you to create unlimited, custom redirections. We offer domain forwards, subdomain forwards, and domain shortcuts. The Hover forwarding services utilize a 302 redirect. No masking of the URL is available. 
 Domain forward  yourhoverdomain.com
 Subdomain forward  subdomain.yourhoverdomain.com
 Domain shortcut  yourhoverdomain.com/shortcut

Domain forward

  1. Sign in to your account. 
  2. If there is more than one domain name in your account, click on the domain you want to redirect to open its Overview page.
  3. Check your domain's nameservers are set to Hover's. If not, change your name servers.
    Note: Changing nameservers may disrupt any third-party website or email hosting services.
    yourhoverdomain.com_Nameservers.png
  4. Click on the DNS tab. Double-check that your domain's A records point to 64.98.145.30.
    Note: If your domain is not pointed at 64.98.145.30, then domain forwarding will not work.
    Creating_domain_forwards_-_Reset_DNS.png

  5. In the Forwards tab, select Forward this domain. yourhoverdomain.com_Forwards_button.png
  6. Click Select a forward type from the drop-down, choose yourhoverdomain.com. Enter the destination URL in the Forwarding to field and press Save forward.yourhoverdomain.com_Add_a_forward.png
  7. To view your forward in action, wait about 15 minutes, and you can view the forward in any browser.  In the example above, you'd type in yourhoverdomain.com in the address bar.

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Creating a subdomain forward

Subdomain forward creation takes place in two steps:

  • Creating a subdomain forward.
  • Creating an A Record for the subdomain.

Creating the subdomain forward

    1. Sign in to your account. 
    2. If there is more than one domain name in your account, click on the domain you want to redirect. This will open its Overview page.yourhoverdomain.com_Overview_Button.png
    3. Check your domain's nameservers are set to Hover's. If not, change your name servers.
      Note: Changing nameservers may disrupt any third-party website or email hosting services.
      yourhoverdomain.com_Nameservers.png

    4.  Select the DNS tab. Double-check that your domain's A records point to 64.98.145.30. 
      Note: If your domain is not pointed at 64.98.145.30, then domain forwarding will not work.
      Creating_domain_forwards_-_Reset_DNS.png
    5. In the Forwards tab click on Forward this domain.yourhoverdomain.com_Forwards_button.png
    6. Click Select a forward type from the drop-down, choose example.yourhoverdomain.com. Enter the subdomain name, then destination URL in the Forwarding to field and press Save forward.
      yourhoverdomain.com_Add_a_subdomainforward.png

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Creating an A record for the subdomain

    1. Sign in to your account. 
    2. Choose the DNS tab. Double-check that your domain's A records point to 64.98.145.30 using your subdomain name.
      yourhoverdomain.com_DNS_button.png
    3. Click Add a record, from the drop-down menu, select A Record. The hostname will be the same as the subdomain name used. Add IP address 64.98.145.30 and click Add record.
      yourhoverdomain.com_add_subdomain_forwarding_A_record.png
    4. To view your forward in action, wait about 15 minutes, and you can view the forward in any browser.  In the example above, you'd type in example.yourhoverdomain.com in the address bar.
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Creating a URL shortcut forward

  1. Sign in to your account. 
  2. If there is more than one domain name in your account, click on the domain you want to redirect. This will open its Overview page.
  3. Check your domain's nameservers are set to Hover's. If not, change your name servers.
    Note: Changing nameservers may disrupt any third-party website or email hosting services.
    yourhoverdomain.com_Nameservers.png
  4. Click on the DNS tab. Double-check that your domain's A records point to 64.98.145.30.
    Note: If your domain is not pointed at 64.98.145.30, then domain forwarding will not work.
    Creating_domain_forwards_-_Reset_DNS.png

  5. Select the Forwards tab and then click on Forward this domain. yourhoverdomain.com_Forwards_button.png
  6. Choose Select a forward type from the drop-down, choose yourhoverdomain.com/example. Enter the URL shortcut name, then destination URL in the Forwarding to field and Click Save forward.yourhoverdomain.com_add_URL_shortcut_forward.png
  7. To view your forward in action, wait about 15 minutes, and you can view the forward in any browser.  In the example above, you'd type in yourhoverdomain.com in the address bar.

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