How do I add 302 (Temporary) Web forwarding?
This guide 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 visitors from your main homepage to a special Christmas menu page during the Festive period, and then remove it when you are ready to revert.
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’ll need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, you will not be able to configure the DNS zonefile. Secondly, you will need to ensure that any other records pointing to the web forwarding IP address (i.e. A, CNAME) are removed.
Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any new nameserver (DNS) records to become active. For more information on changing your nameservers please view the following article: How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?
Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.
From there, scroll down to the Domain names section and select Web forwarding.
Find the domain name you wish to use and select Add next to it.
Select the Temporary forwarding tab.
Select the type of forwarding from the following:
- Framed web forwarding
- Non-framed web forwarding
Enter a link or URL that you would like to forward to. You will also be asked to add some additional information to help search engines index your temporary page effectively.
Once done, click Confirm to complete the process.
With temporary Web forwarding, you can choose to forward with Framed or Non-Framed Web forwarding.
Framed Web forwarding
Forward your domain to a URL, single directory or file (e.g. http://domain.com or http://domain.com/directory/ or http://domain.com/index.htm). The URL in the browser address bar will be replaced by yourdomainname.co.uk
Non-Framed Web forwarding
This can be used to forward to a new URL, single directory or file (e.g. http://domain.com or http://domain.com/directory/ or http://domain.com/index.htm) but will show the full URL in the browser address bar.