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[DOMAINS] How do I set up a URL redirection / parking?
URL redirection is used when you have more than one domain name, and you wish to forward or park the domain onto another websites domain name.

Step 1: In your web browser, go to www.controlpanel.co.nz


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Step 2: Enter your Lounge Network User Name and Password into the appropriate text fields, then click Logon.


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Step 3: From the left side of the page, click Domains under the Domains tab. If Domains is not visible, click the Domains tab to expand it.


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Step 4: All the Domains your account has are listed on the right of the page. Click the Web Redirect icon (shown in figure 4) for the domain you wish to add a Web Redirect to.


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If you can't see the 'Web Redirect Icon' next to your domain, you will first need to set your name servers to those of the redirection server. You do this by clicking on the 'Name Server Settings' icon next to the domain (located two icons to the left of the redirect icon). In the table that appears, select 'Use Default Nameservers', and then click the save button. The Web Redirect icon should now appear.
Please note that if you have had to alter the nameservers, it will take between 6-48 hours for your redirection to begin to work.


IMPORTANT: When setting up URL forwarding, it is always a good idea to check that the domains nameservers are set to the 'Default Nameservers', as you may have previously made a modification to the domains nameservers. Unless the nameservers are pointing to the 'Default Nameservers', the redirection will not work.


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Step 5: All the current Web Redirects for this domain are listed, to create a new Web Redirect, click the Add a Web Redirect... link at the top of the page.


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Step 6: In the Add Web Redirect dialogue, complete the URL to redirect from.

Step 7: In the Add Web Redirect dialogue, enter a URL for the site to redirect to.

Step 8: If you wish to hide the URL that the web site redirects to, tick the Use Cloaking checkbox. Click Add to set up the Web Redirect.


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Step 9: When you have finished adding Web Redirects you can log out of the Control Panel by clicking the logout button (shown in figure 7) in the top right corner of the window.

 


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Your redirection should now work, unless you have modified the nameservers, in which case they should begin to work within 6-48 hours of making the nameserver change.

If your redirection isn't working, and you haven't modified the nameservers, you may need to make sure that the domains nameservers are actually set to the 'Default Nameservers'. They must be set to the 'Default Nameservers' to allow redirection to work. To do this, follow the instructions below.

Repeat Steps 1-3 above. Then click on the 'Name Server Settings' icon next to the domain (located two icons to the left of the redirect icon). In the table that appears (as shown below), select 'Use Default Nameservers'. This should then autofill the nameserver fields with the redirection nameservers. Then click the save button. Please note after you alter the domains nameservers, it will take between 6-48 hours for your redirection to begin to work.



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