How to Stop Forwarding With GoDaddy

by Steve McDonnell

If you've registered multiple top-level domain names, such as example.com, example.org and example.net, and then forwarded the latter two domains to the example.com website by editing the domain forwarding in your GoDaddy account and entering the "example.com" domain as the forwarded domain, you can stop forwarding by simply removing the forwarded domain. Don't forget to set a new IP address for the domain or it will point to a GoDaddy domain parking page when you remove the forwarding.

1

Log in to your GoDaddy account, select "Visit My Account" from the menu, and then click the "Launch" button next to Domains in the list of products.

2

Scroll the list of domains to locate the domain you want to stop forwarding. Click the domain name to edit the domain.

3

Locate the line labeled "Forwarding," and then click "Manage" to edit how the domain is forwarded. Click the red "X" to remove forwarding from the domain.

4

Select the "Subdomain" tab, click the red "X" to remove subdomain forwarding if you were forwarding subdomains separately from the parent domain, and then choose "Save" to save your changes.

Tip

  • If you don't set a new IP address for the domain, if will resolve to a GoDaddy domain parking page. Click the "DNS Zone File" tab, and then change the IP address for the domain to point it to a new server.

Warning

  • It can take from 24 to 48 hours for the domain changes to replicate to all DNS servers around the world.

About the Author

Steve McDonnell's experience running businesses and launching companies complements his technical expertise in information, technology and human resources. He earned a degree in computer science from Dartmouth College, served on the WorldatWork editorial board, blogged for the Spotfire Business Intelligence blog and has published books and book chapters for International Human Resource Information Management and Westlaw.

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