If you are doing re-branding website over the new domain, you may like to redirect from the old to new URLs. This process is also known as Wildcard Domain Forwarding.
You don’t need a traditional hosting services for domain forwarding purpose.
Using Cloudflare Page rule we can setup redirect from old to new domain.
Cloudflare has 203 Datacenters around the world. That’s a reason, page rule allows faster redirection. Here’s the step by step process for the same.
For example, let’s see how we can redirect
Step 1. Login to Cloudflare
- Enter your email address
- Enter your password
- Click the Log in button
Step 2. Pass two factor authentication
This is an optional step if you are using two-factor authentication for security.
- Enter OTP code and continue login process.
Step 3. Add your site in Cloudflare
- Click on +Add a site button
Step 4. Enter old domain name
- Type your old domain name that you wish to redirect
Step 5. Choose Free Plan
Step 6. Update DNS Records
Step 7. Update Cloudflare Nameservers
- Go to Domain Registrar
- Update there as provided by Cloudflare.
Fun fact: It comes with prefix of Male and Female name.
Step 8. Update Page Rule
To setup domain forwarding –
- Go to Page Rule menu in Cloudflare and setup as below.
Redirect should be working perfectly fine. If you’ve any question, drop in comment section.