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Redirecting domain using URL records

URL records allow you to redirect your domain to another address (e.g, a Facebook page). A URL record can be added to all domains registered at Zone and using our DNS servers.
You don’t need to order a Web hosting service to use this redirect option.

Adding a record

In order to add a record, log in to My Zone evironment and click on the deisred domain name from Services overview window.

Then click on DNS records from the menu on the left

Attention!

Before adding an URL record, corresponding A-record and WWW CNAME record must be deleted. 

To add the URL record, click on the blue Add record button and fill out the values.

 

There are two types of redirection. A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect. It is used when one page completely and permanently redirects to another address. A 302 redirect is a temporary redirect.

If you want to redirect the www subdomain, then in the Host field enter www. It is advisable to always add two entries, with www and without www (leave the Host field blank).

In the URL field, enter the full address, where you want to redirect your domain, e.g.: https://www.zone.ee/

Click Add record to save the added records.

The change will take effect when the DNS records are propagated in about one hour.

Deleting records

You can delete records by clicking on the garbage bin icon behind them.

Notes

  • The URL record redirects both HTTP and HTTPS requests. In the case of HTTPS requests, a Let’s Encrypt certificate is automatically activated.
  • Technically, URL record doesn’t exists on the name server. In the background, an A-record with an IP address of 217.146.70.51 is added to the DNS zone, where the Zone redirection service is located, which redirects the request with the correct code to the correct address.
Updated on 26. Aug 2022

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