URL records allow you to redirect your domain to another address (e.g, a Facebook page). A URL record can be added to all domains registered at Zone and using our DNS servers.
You don’t need to order a Web hosting service to use this redirect option.
Adding a record
In order to add a record, log in to
My Zone environment and click on the desired domain name from
Services overview window.
Then click on
DNS records from the menu on the left
To add the URL record, click on the blue
Add record button and fill out the values.
There are two types of redirection. A
301 redirect is a permanent redirect. It is used when one page completely and permanently redirects to another address. A
302 redirect is a temporary redirect.
If you want to redirect the
www subdomain, then in the
Host field enter www. It is advisable to always add two entries, with www and without www (leave the Host field blank).
URL field, enter the full address, where you want to redirect your domain, e.g.:
Add record to save the added records.
The change will take effect when the DNS records are propagated in about one hour.
You can delete records by clicking on the garbage bin icon behind them.
- The URL record redirects both HTTP and HTTPS requests. In the case of HTTPS requests, a Let’s Encrypt certificate is automatically activated.
- Technically, URL record doesn’t exists on the name server. In the background, an A-record with an IP address of
22.214.171.124is added to the DNS zone, where the Zone redirection service is located, which redirects the request with the correct code to the correct address.