Preferred Domain

Search engines and website visitors look at and differently. When a preferred domain is selected, we will automatically forward traffic from one to the other. This helps maintain consistent links for visitors and can improve your search engine ranking.

Set your Preferred Domain

  1. Login to your Control Panel at
  2. Click on your Domain Name
  3. Under Essentials in the top area, click Website
  4. Scroll down to the Preferred Domain section
  5. Select your preferred setting within the drop down. It will be automatically saved.

Options / Recommendation
Select between: Both - Not, or as the preferred domain. We will automatically forward traffic to your selected preferred domain. We recommend using the www version of your name. It is the most common and provides more flexibility in record types.

Search Engines 
Using our Preferred Domain feature allows you to ensure all search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) recognize your preference. Nothing else is needed.

CNAME / Nameserver (NS)
These record types cannot be used on the base domain ( version of your domain. They must be used on the www version or another subdomain.

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