How to Set Up a URL Redirect for a Domain?

You can set up a URL redirect to forward your domain (e.g., http://yourdomain.tld) or subdomain (e.g., http://any.yourdomain.tld) to any destination page of your choice. Usually, when you set up a URL redirect for a domain, it takes 30 minutes to take effect.

It is possible to set up a URL redirect from Namecheap's side for domains that are using our BasicDNS, BackupDNS, PremiumDNS or FreeDNS.

To set up a URL redirect, follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your Namecheap account
  2. Select Domain List from the left side menu
  3. Click the Manage button next to your domain
  4. Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab
  5. Click the Add New Record button in the Host Records section
  6. Select URL Redirect Record from the drop-down menu for Type, put your desired host to be forwarded to the Host line and enter the URL you would like to redirect to into the Value line

    Let's say you need to forward your www.yourdomain.tld to https://someurl.tld. In this case the host to be putted to the Host field would be "www"

  7. Click on the Save All Changes button each time you need to save the record
  8. Please also check if there are any URL Redirect (Unmasked/Masked/Permanent), A or CNAME records set for the same Host. Such records can conflict with each other, thus, they are to be removed

You can also use URL Redirect to forward users to a specific page at the destination URL and pass values via query strings to the destination.