Have you just registered and bought a new domain name at Godaddy? Well, that’s a very good action because Godaddy is one of the best domain name registration sites out there.
After buying your new domain, let’s say,
and probably linking it to your blogger or WordPress site. If you enter your blog address in your browser without adding the www prefix, you might get a 404 error telling you the blog doesn’t exist.
You will be like
Your blog or domain name is safe and virtually accessible but not without the www prefix. Now add the www to it, e.g www.tech.com instead of tech.com, it will now come up.
How To Correct The Error Of Accessing Your Site With Or Without The www Prefix(Godaddy)
You cannot forward or mask .tk, .dk or .ch domain names.
- Login to Godaddy website
- Click on the Drop down menu box at the top, depending on the layout.
- Now Click On Domain Management.
- Select your preferred domain.
- Now Click On Forward
- In the next page titled, Forward Domain To.
- Enter the full site address (including www) you wish to forward your domain to.
- Now Click on Redirect Type, select either Redirect- Permanent (301) or Redirect- Temporary(302)
301 (Permanent) —
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.
302 (Temporary) —
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.
- After selecting the forward method, Now Finally Click On Forward To Domain to save your preferences.
How to fix (Your Domain Must Be In An Eligible Status) In Godaddy Domain Forwarding
Did you get that error after saving the changes? Maybe you used 302(temporary) redirect to test it first before using 301(permanent).
I had a similar issue when I first set up my GoDaddy domain forwarding URL.
To fix the error, just
Go to your Browser settings, privacy data, clear cookies and cache/site data.
Now go back, reload the page or start over. You will get a success message. Wait for some minutes for the changes to take effect. Now you/visitors can access your site with or without the www prefix.
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