How to set up Web Forwarding

This guide will show you how to set up Web Forwarding on an LCN domain name with or without hosting attached to it. 

Let’s get started… 

Setting up Web Forwarding on a Domain without Web hosting 

  1. Sign in to your LCN account
  1. Click the Settings Cog for your domain that does not have hosting attached to it. 
  1. Click Forwarding
  1. Choose Web Forwarding 
  1. In the box type the URL you would like to forward to. Make sure to include http:// or https:// if the URL has an SSL. 
  1. Choose the Forwarding Method.  
  • Keep domain name in address bar – Will set up a Masked Forward. The forwarding address will remain in the URL bar. 
  • “Refresh” to forwarding URL – (Recommended) Will change the URL to show the destination address.   
  1. Choose the Redirect header if forwarding with “Refresh” to forwarding URL:  
  • Permanent (301) – For when your forward will be a permanent set up. 
  • Temporary (302) – For when your forward will be a temporary set up.  

Choose if you would like to Display banner when choosing to Keep domain name in address bar. The banner will show those that have been forwarded by our forwarding service. 

  1. Click Save 

Please note: To use web-forwarding, the DNS A records for your domain will need to point to the IP address: Our guide will provide instructions on how to edit your DNS settings found here.

That’s it! You’ve enabled Web Forwarding on a domain without Web hosting! 

If you would like to set up information for SEO purposes you will find this information under the Advanced Settings. 

Web Forwarding on a Domain with Web hosting 

  1. Sign in to your FTP account for the domain name you would like to forward. 

Please note: If you’re unsure of how to do this, please refer to our how to upload files to your website with ftp guide. 

  1. Go to the / directory and find your .htaccess file. 

Please note: If you do not currently have a .htaccess file, please refer to our What is a .htaccess file guide to learn how to create one. 

  1. Right-click the .htaccess file and open it with a word editor such as Notepad or Wordpad
  1. Enter in the following text and Save the changes 

Redirect 301 / 

Please Note: Replacing with the appropriate domains. 

That’s it! You’ve enabled Web Forwarding on a domain with Web hosting! 

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