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Why is my GoDaddy domain not forwarding?

Last updated on September 2, 2023 @ 12:01 pm

Domain forwarding is a method that allows you to automatically redirect visitors who enter your website’s URL to a specific location on the internet. However, an error would occur from time to time.

These are the possible causes of your GoDaddy domain not forwarding and what you can do:

A. Ensure that the website to which you are sending is working.

If it isn’t, check out the following:

1. You typed your website’s URL incorrectly.

It’s possible that you misspelled the destination URL while filling it up or that you’re experiencing internet connectivity issues.

2. Your domain name is not connected to your website.

Your domain name may not be linked to your website, which is one of the easiest explanations for why it might not be functioning.

3. You’ve made changes to your domain name

A 4–8 hour propagation period may result from modifications you’ve made to your domain’s DNS, such as linking your domain name to your website, updating your nameservers, or even adding a web forwarder.

It may take some time for propagation to take place because your domain name’s information is being updated on numerous servers and across the internet. Your website should be available to your visitors after this is finished.

However, if your website is still down after the 8-hour propagation period, contact GoDaddy Support.

4. Your domain has not yet been verified.

You will receive an email asking you to verify your domain name once you buy it. To validate your domain name, simply click the verification link in the email.

5. Your website’s domain has expired.

Go into your domain portfolio and navigate to the domain settings to renew your domain if this is the case.

6. You haven’t published your website yet

It’s possible that your website hasn’t yet been published on the web if you made it using Website Builder.

After looking through everything, if you still believe the issue is elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the GoDaddy Support team.

B. You just started the web forwarding; give it a few hours so that the update can happen.

The issue might simply be one of delayed propagation. Any DNS changes may take up to 48 hours to spread globally. After 48 hours, if the site is still not visible,

C. Check if the DNS settings for your domain name are pointing to the right IP address and nameservers.

You should double-check the IP address, website URL, and nameservers to see if it is entered correctly and make sure the hosting is set up correctly to use that domain name.

PRO TIP: If you are trying to forward your GoDaddy domain and it is not working, there are a few possible reasons. First, make sure that you have set up forwarding correctly. Forwarding only works if the DNS for your domain is set to GoDaddy’s default nameservers. If your DNS is not set to the default, forwarding will not work. Secondly, check to see if your domain is expired. If your domain has expired, you will need to renew it before forwarding will work. Lastly, make sure that your domain is not locked. If your domain is locked, you will need to unlock it before forwarding will work.

If you are still having trouble forwarding your domain, you can contact GoDaddy support for assistance.

In conclusion, if your GoDaddy domain is not forwarding, it may be because the forwarding settings on your domain are not correct; the website to which you are sending is not working; you just started the web forwarding. You can contact GoDaddy support for assistance.

Dale Leydon

Dale Leydon

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