How do I add 302 (Temporary) Web forwarding?

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This FAQ will explain how you can add a 302 (Temporary) Web forwarding to your domain name.

You should use 302 (Temporary) web forwarding when you wish to add a forward that you will remove in the future. For example, if you run a website for a restaurant, you could use a 302 to forward your menu page to a special menu during the Chirstmas period, and then remove it when you are ready to revert to your regular menu.


Temporary web forwarding indicates that your domain name's forwarding may change again soon. It tells search engines to continue checking the domain name — which means the final destination page may not get indexed properly. You should only use temporary web forwarding when you know you'll be changing the forwarding settings again soon. If you're not sure which type of forwarding to use, permanent web forwarding is the safer option.


Firstly, you need to ensure your domain is pointed to our nameservers:

  • ns.123-reg.co.uk
  • ns2.123-reg.co.uk

If the domain is not pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers, you will be unable to manage them from the 123 Reg control panel.

For more information on changing your nameservers please view the following article:
How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

Secondly, you will need to point your domain name to the Web forwarding IP address. To see how, please view the following article:
How do i set up DNS for Web forwarding?

1

Log in to your 123-reg control panel

2

Scroll down to the Domain names section and click on the Web forwarding icon.

3

Click on the Add button next to the relevant domain name.

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4

Click on the Temporary forwarding tab.

5

Select the type of forwarding from the following:

  • Framed web forwarding
  • Non-framed web forwarding
6

Enter a domain name that you would like to forward to. You will also be asked to add some addition information to help search engines index your temporary page effectively.

Click on the Confirm button.


Please Note: It will take between 24 - 48 hours for the new DNS records to become active.