Category:Domain forwarding

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Using a Nitrado hosted Webspace and Domain

When renting a web space and domain through Nitrado it is easy to connect them. After doing the following instructions your domain will now be associated with your Webspace and can be used with all its features like emails in just a few minutes.

  • Navigate to "My services".
  • Go to your "Domains".
  • Click the domain in an empty grey area and a dropdown menu appears
  • Select "Allocate to webspace package".
  • Select your rented Web space.

Editing DNS settings manually

There are many ways to configure your domain's DNS settings, Nitrado supports the most common ones. All settings may be viewed and edited on our website by doing the following instructions:

  • Navigate to "My services".
  • Go to your "Domains".
  • Click the domain in an empty grey area and a dropdown menu appears
  • Select "Edit DNS".
  • Configure the DNS settings according to what you need to accomplish

Record Description
HTTP(S) Frame The target website will be truncated inside a so called Frame. You will still see your domain ("subdomain.myDomain.example") in the browser's navigation bar. You may also set a custom title as well as meta description and keywords.
HTTP(S) Header This DNS Record will cause a direct redirect with HTTP code 301 to the given target. This means that you will see the original domain name in your browser's navigation bar ("myWebspaceAt.freehoster.example.com").
Nameserver (A / CNAME) This record will cause your domain to become a synonym for the entered target server. This will be most common if you use your own Web server.
Nameserver (NS) This will allow you to set custom Nameservers for your domain. This will only make sense if you have your own Nameservers or if you are shielding your services via Cloudflare or some other provider. If you don't know what this is used for, it would be best to just leave this setting be.

Examples for domain forwarding configurations

A brief explanation about wildcard entries:

* All subdomains (eg. www) will be forwarded to the given target. Please not that direct requests to this domain (eg. http://domain.com) won't be affected by the asterisk character.
@ This will forward all direct requests to your domain.

You may use any other subdomain instead of the described wildcard characters.



Redirect domain.com to anotherDomain.com

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This will give you the possibility to redirect your domain to any other domain of your choice.
Please not the this will cause a HTTP code 301 redirect, which means that the target domain (anotherDomain.com) will be displayed in the browsers navigation bar.




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You may redirect your domain to any other site without actually leaving your own using this method.
Notice: This may not work for everyone due to some providers don't support this type of forwarding.

You are able to manipulate the displayed title of the page which is shown in the browsers tab. The two meta settings are only important for search engines such as Google.

There is also the possibility to set HTTPS (Header) and HTTPS (Frame) entries, which are practically the same as the above mentioned method except that they support SSL / TSL (HTTPS).






Forward domain.com to a Gameserver

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A-Record

We will connect the rented domain to a Gameserver or basically to any service using the IP 123.456.789.123.
This will work like a synonym, so in theory "domain.com" equals "123.456.789.123" after setting this record.



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SRV-Record

SRV is a shortcut for service, which pretty much explains what this type of record does. The settings shown in the image on the left tells your nameserver to redirect every request made by a Minecraft client to the given domain using the entered port. It is important to always enter a port, even if it's the default port for the game / service.
Please note that you may only enter a domain and not a IP address as target.