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.
302 (Temporary) web forwarding can be useful 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 domain (i.e. ‘your-restaurant.co.uk’) to a special Christmas menu page during the Festive period (i.e. ‘your-restaurant.co.uk/xmas-menu/’).
However, since 302 web forwarding tells search engines to continue checking the domain name, you should only use this option when you know you’ll be changing the forwarding settings again soon. Otherwise, the final destination page may not get indexed properly. If you’re not sure which type of forwarding to use, permanent web forwarding is the safer option.
In any case, when you come to set up 302 web forwarding, you can choose from two different options – Framed and Non-Framed, both of which are outlined below:
- 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 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
Before you get started though, you’ll need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, any configurations you’ve made to the DNS through our Control Panel will not take effect.
You will need to set your DNS at your nameserver provider. For more information on how to do this, please view the following article: How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?
Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any new nameserver changes to become active.
Secondly, you will need to ensure that any other records pointing to the web forwarding IP address (i.e. A, CNAME) are removed.
Once you’ve done all this, simply follow these instructions:
Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.
From there, select Domain Names within the ‘Manage active products’ section. Next, choose your domain name from the provided list and then select Manage.
On the next page, select Web forwarding.
Find the domain name you wish to use and select Add next to it.
Select the Temporary forwarding tab.
Select which type of forwarding you wish to use by clicking the appropriate option.
Once done, enter the link or URL that you would like to forward to into the provided field. 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.
You will now see a confirmation message informing you that your 302 forwarder has been set up.
You won’t need to do anything else as we will automatically update your domain’s DNS records to incorporate our default forwarding IP address: 220.127.116.11