Now that you understand what a subdomain is, you may want to forward it to a separate URL, as opposed to pointing to an IP address or pointing to a server name.
- Log in to your GoDaddy account.
- Next to Domains, click Manage.
Click whichever image below matches what you see in your account:
(Not what you see?)
- Click on the domain name you want to use.
- On the Settings tab, under Forwarding, select Manage underneath Subdomain.
- Click Add Subdomain Forwarding and enter your subdomain name.
- The value entered can include a period (.) but not as the first or last character.
- Consecutive periods (…) are not allowed.
- The entire value cannot exceed 25 characters.
- Under Forward to, select http:// or https://. For more information, see HTTP vs. HTTPS.
- Enter the URL you want to forward your domain name to.
- Select your Forward type:
- Permanent (301): Redirects to the site you specified in the Forward To field using a “301 Moved Permanently” HTTP response. The HTTP 301 response code tells user-agents (including search engines) that the location has permanently moved.
- Temporary (302): Redirects to the site you specified in the Forward To field using a “302 Found” HTTP response. The HTTP 302 response code tells user-agents (including search engines) that the location has temporarily moved.
- Select your Settings
- Forward only: Forwards the domain without masking.
- Forward with masking: Prevents the forwarded domain name URL from displaying in the browser’s address bar, and lets you enter Meta Tags for search engine crawlers in the following fields:
- Title – Displays at the top of the browser window and in search results
- Description – A short description of your website to display in search engine results
- Keywords – A list of comma-separated keywords that describes the content and purpose of your website
Masking is incompatible with some sites that use https://, i.e. SSL certificates.
- Click Save.