How to Mask the WordPress URL with a GoDaddy URL

by Randall Blackburn
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Many WordPress administrators who use GoDaddy for their Web hosting company create their sites and then mask the actual URL with a domain name. The administrator redirects the domain name to the WordPress URL and the domain name hides the literal URL of the site. When the user types the specified domain name into a Web browser’s address bar, the WordPress site with the hidden URL opens in their browser and the domain name displays in the browser address bar. GoDaddy provides this functionality through the Web hosting dashboard.

Step 1

Open a Web browser and log in to your GoDaddy Web hosting dashboard.

Step 2

Click the “Launch” option next to the Domains category header. The Domain Manager opens in the browser.

Step 3

Click the domain name that will be used to mask the WordPress URL.

Step 4

Click the “Forward” option, then click “Forward Domain.”

Step 5

Click the “http://” drop-down box, then click “http://,” or click “https://” if your WordPress site uses SSL.

Step 6

Type the URL of the WordPress site into the “Forward” input box.

Step 7

Click the “Advanced Options” link.

Step 8

Click the radio button next to the “Forward and Masking” option. Type a title for the WordPress site into the “Title” input box and add a description, if desired. Type keywords into the “Keyword” input box, if desired.

Click “OK.” The domain name is forwarded to the WordPress site, and the URL of the WordPress site is masked by the specified domain name.


  • The forwarding and masking process may take up to 48 hours to fully propagate through domain name servers.


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About the Author

Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX.

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