Network Solutions: Forwarding with HTTPS support

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. automatically installs & manages a SSL certificate and makes sure it never expires. Let's get started!

Step 1: Create a account

Get started today by creating an account:

Step 2: Add your domain to

Add your domain you wish to redirect. For our example, we have a domain with Network Solutions ''. Add the domain to the 'Source URL' field. We recommend adding www & the apex (non-www). 

Network Solutions create redirect

You see the DNS 'checking' as the detected & required values are different.

Network Solutions DNS not pointed

Step 3: Navigate to Network Solutions

To allow redirecting via, we need to make a one-time DNS change at Network Solutions.

Login with your Network Solutions credentials and from your Dashboard click on 'Domain Name'.
DNS setup 1

From this screen click on 'Advanced Tools' to open this panel. 

Advanced tools

Remove existing Web Forwarding (optionally)

If you have already enabled Web Forwarding, remove this first.

Click on 'Manage' next to Web Forwarding.

Manage web forwarding

Click on the 'Pencil icon'.

PencilClick on 'Delete'.

Confirm your action by clicking on 'Delete'.

Delete Web Forwarding

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.

Changing the DNS

You will see a screen that looks something like this. The records defined may be different.

Advanced DNS settings

The changes below assume a redirect for non-www & www. Consult your 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 ''
- Record with Type 'CNAME' Name 'www' and Value ''

Your screen should now look like this:

Advanced DNS records

Step 4: DNS verification in

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. will automatically keep checking the DNS records. If it's detected to be correct, a SSL certificate will be automatically requested & installed. 

Network Solutions redirect verified


That's it! You've succesfully setup with Network Solutions. The domain now has full HTTPS support and is redirecting via 

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