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Forwad Domain

I modified my post. The change is in blue.

A. What I want to do :

forward a domain like the following.

1. http://original.com -> https://newdomain.com

2. https://original.com -> https://newdomain.com

I'd like to know how I can forward like the above just using Godaddy and running a web application server only for newdomain.com

 

B. What I have and I have done

I have SSL certificates for both of original.com and newdomain.com and installed on our service server.

Actually, we run web application server for newdomain.com only and web application server for original.com is not running.

And, I set up like the following in [My Domains] -> [DNS Management] -> [Forwarding] section.

FORWARD TO

http://          newdomain.com

 

C. Status

case 1 is working fine.

but, case 2 is not working and it leads to SSL error page

 

Is there any solution for me?

And, I read this article in the community.

https://pk.godaddy.com/community/Managing-Domains/Forwarding-from-HTTPS/m-p/55176

Is that still true? I mean Godaddy still doesn't offer https forwarding to any other domain?

 

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Super User III
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Re: Forwad Domain

@nuwavedeluxe 

 

1) You are correct if a domain has HTTPS already it ends up producing an error

2) You don't mention what type of server you are on but I'm assuming it is a VPS or cPanel

I would recommend just doing the forwarding at the server level.



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Re: Forwad Domain

Thank you for your answer, but I can't understand what you mean and I'm not familiar with VPS and cPanel things.

 

And, I detailed my original question a little bit more.

Please take a look at it, and give me some advice.

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Re: Forwad Domain

@nuwavedeluxe 

 

When you are in https://account.godaddy.com/products - You should see something that says Hosting or Servers - this is where you access your server / cPanel

 

Then once you are in the control panel, there is an option to add a domain - once the domain is added there is an option to do the redirect on the domain



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Re: Forwad Domain

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I think I had to mention that our server is running in rackspace not in godaddy.

And, for original domain, I already set up like the image.

http://original.com forwarded to https://newdomain.com successfully.

but https://original.com is not forwarded..

What should I do?

 

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Re: Forwad Domain

Hi @nuwavedeluxe. Thanks for posting. Forwards and redirects can get a bit confusing. Here are a few points to clarify:

 

  1. When accessing HTTPS, your browser uses a different port than when using HTTP.
  2. That port is only available if an SSL Certificate is installed at the destination server.
  3. If you add our forwarding to a domain, it updates the IP address that domain points to, effectively nullifying any SSL Certificate you may have installed on your hosting account. 
  4. It's not possible to install an SSL Certificate on our forwarding servers and thus they can not use an SSL Certificate or HTTPS.

For what you want to accomplish, you need to do the following with Rackspace:

  • Have an SSL Certificate installed on your hosting plan for the domain that you want to redirect.
  • Point your domain to the server (either by using GoDaddy DNS and updating the domain's A Record or using your hosting provider's nameservers).
  • Set up a server-side redirect on your hosting plan. 

I hope that helps.

 

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Re: Forwad Domain

Thank you for your explanation.

 

I'd like to just make it clear.

To my understanding, the points are these, is it correct?

 

1. It's not possible to forward a user access request to another site when users access our web site by typing url starting with https:// because an SSL certificate cannot be installed on your forwarding servers.

To put it simply, Godaddy doesn't support https to https forwarding, which can't be done actually.

 

2. To achieve my goal, use application server side redirect.

 

 

 

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Re: Forwad Domain

@nuwavedeluxe Yes, exactly. Smiley Very Happy

 

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