Monthly Archives: September 2015

What’s the difference between a domain forwarder and an alias?

(1) There are 2 typical types of multi-URL setups: the Forwarder and Alias.
(2) Both types will involve changes at the registrar; creating an alias involves some setting adjustments at the host server.

The forwarder:
There is an existing website at and you have another url If you want people to type in and get forwarded to (and see in the address bar) this is a forwarder.

The alias:
A visitor types in and they see all the content from but the address is the one seen in the address bar. Some hosting systems call this a “parked” domain.

Years ago I liked aliases but with the changes in search engine optimization I generally recommend forwarders over aliases these days.

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#forwarder #dns #aliases #parked domains