How to Redirect a Domain Name

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Many have asked me “How do you make a domain name go to a different page?” As an example this describe how entering www.MrEdWoods.com as a web address ends up at a LinkedIn profile. MrEdWoods.com is not actually a website but a simple redirect.

Why would someone do this? They may have created a FREE WordPress.com website and they want to keep it. They simply want to make their domain name point to that FREE website.

Here is a simple way to accomplish this without needing to go in and change server settings.

Steps:

  1. You must first have a domain name registered. (Register one here)
  2. You also need to have a basic website setup (Contact us. We can help)
  3. You must have the ability to access the web files and change the index.html
  4. Below is the contents of the index.html that redirects
  5. The bluish lines are the basic html needed for the file along with the
  6. the yellow meta tag line accomplish the redirect to the bolded web address

You can copy and paste this code:
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=https://www.linkedin.com/in/mr-ed-woods/”>
</html>

We have used this approach for many other purposes like a simple web addresses that goes to long address.

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