Forwarding a Domain

Since we didn’t have internet last night and couldn’t set up the domains, here’s a simple explanation. Here’s how to get yourself going. Gather the following pieces of information before you begin: Your blog’s address on WordPress (should be http://yourblognamehere.wordpress.com), your customer ID for GoDaddy.com, and the name of the domain you bought in class last week.

Then begin:

(1) Login to your account at GoDaddy.com.

(2) Go the the “Domain” menu in the upper left, click on it, then select from the drop-down menu “My Domains.”

(3) Check the box next to your domain name and then on the toolbar above select the green arrow that says “Forward.”

(4) Under the “Fowarding” menu, select “Enabled” and then enter your WordPress address in the “Forward To” field (make sure to include the http:// part), and select “302 Moved Temporarily.” Click OK.

(5) Click OK on the next screen.

(6) Congratulations, you’re all done

If you’re utterly lost, don’t worry. We can troubleshoot in class next week if people have problems. I’ll also show you how to map your domain onto your WordPress blog if you’re interested in doing that (it costs an additional $10).

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