How to Redirect a Domain Without Hosting for Free

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Are you tired of using your hosting and .htaccess for a simple redirection?

Do you want to redirect all your secondary domain names to one domain name?

Cloudflare is the leader CDN provider in the world with dozens of features allowing users to benefit from fast caching and providing the best browsing speed and experience to their users.

You can also use Cloudflare to redirect traffic using custom rules, without using your hosting and .htaccess which can be troublesome and time-consuming.

In this tutorial, you will learn the easy way to create a redirection from a domain name to another using Cloudflare Free plan.

Let’s dive in!

Redirect Traffic from a Domain to Another With Cloudflare

First, you need to create a new Cloudflare account from here.

Then after you log in to your dashboard, click on “Add a Site.”

Enter your domain name and click “Add site.”

Select the Free plan and click “Confirm plan.”

Add the Cloudflare’s DNS servers to your domain name’ admin panel. If you are using Godaddy you can find them under “Nameservers.”

Now add 2 records like this:

  • Type: A
  • Name: @
  • IPv4 address: (use any IP, doesn’t matter)
  • Type: A
  • Name: www
  • IPv4 address: (use any IP, doesn’t matter)

Click on “Continue.”

Open “Page Rules” from the menu on top. Click “Create Page Rule.”

Setup the page rules like this:

  • **
  • Forwarding URL
  • 301 – Permanent Redirect
  • https://mynewdomainame/$2

Click on “Save and Deploy.”

You can turn this redirection any time or create 2 more rules if you want for free.

Now try to access your domain name in a few hours, you can flush the DNS cache on Windows using ipconfig /flushdns and try to open the site again, it should redirect successfully.

If you have any problems please leave a comment below!

Thank you and see you in the next tutorial on easytutorial.

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