Network Solutions provides basic support for forwarding your domain. Unfortunately it's missing important features like HTTPS & Analytics.
When the redirect is setup at Network Solutions, no SSL certificate is installed on the domain. This results in SSL errors when visiting the domain via HTTPS.
redirect.pizza automatically installs & manages a SSL certificate and makes sure it never expires. Let's get started!
Step 1: Create a redirect.pizza account
Get started today by creating an account: https://redirect.pizza/register.
Step 2: Add your domain to redirect.pizza
Add your domain you wish to redirect. For our example, we have a domain with Network Solutions 'redirect-pizza-example-network-solutions.xyz'. Add the domain to the 'Source URL' field. We recommend adding www & the apex (non-www).
You see the DNS 'checking' as the detected & required values are different.
Step 3: Navigate to Network Solutions
From this screen click on 'Advanced Tools' to open this panel.
Remove existing Web Forwarding (optionally)
If you have already enabled Web Forwarding, remove this first.
Click on 'Manage' next to Web Forwarding.
Click on the 'Pencil icon'.
Save your changes by clicking on 'Save'.
Step 4: Changing the DNS
We are now ready to change the DNS. From the Advanced Tools segment click on 'Manage' next to Advanced DNS Records.
You will see a screen that looks something like this. The records defined may be different.
The changes below assume a redirect for non-www & www. Consult your redirect.pizza account for the exact changes.
Before adding the correct DNS records, make sure any existing A record for 'www' and '@' are removed.
Then add the following records.
- Record with Type 'A' Name '@' and Value '18.104.22.168'
- Record with Type 'CNAME' Name 'www' and Value 'edge.redirect.pizza'
Your screen should now look like this:
Step 4: DNS verification in redirect.pizza
The DNS changes have been made! This takes some time before the internet picks up these changes. In most cases, it should be done within a few hours, depending on the TTL set on those records.
redirect.pizza will automatically keep checking the DNS records. If it's detected to be correct, a SSL certificate will be automatically requested & installed.
That's it! You've succesfully setup redirect.pizza with Network Solutions. The domain now has full HTTPS support and is redirecting via redirect.pizza.
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