Post # 1
I have purchased my url from godaddy.
I was hoping to use one of the free wedding websites and then just forward it to my domain.
I have tried this on mywedding.com with no success.
Has anyone else done this?
The main reason is that I want an easy to remember/type address on the STDs/invites instead of the long http://www.freeweddingwhatever.com/weddingpagename type of url (we are limited on space on stationery!!)
I hope I can get this to work…getting a little frustrated.
Normally domain forwarding is not a big deal, but I dont know if these sites know that people do it and have blocked the forwarding or what??
Post # 3
That makes sense, that perhaps they have blocked forwarding.
Post # 4
Yep, in fact up until two weeks ago I did it with mywedding.com
1. Log into GoDaddy.com after purchasing your domain name; use the number from the email and your password that you chose at purchase.
2. Click on your domain name.
3. Click on “Forwarding.” It will be in a bubble at the top of the page. Put in your website, then click “Advanced options.”
4. In “Title,” enter what you want to appear at the top of the page, and then enable masking. Masking means that title and your domain name will appear in the address bar/title at the top of the page no matter what your guests may click on.
It can take up to 24 hours for it to switch over to mywedding. it’s not instant.
Post # 5
I haven’t even purchased an url so unfortunately I won’t be of much help.
I had a similar problem though and found a quick fix.
Our site is on the knot and it was WAY too long to fit on the Save-the-Date, so I made a significantly shorter one on tinyurl.com that forwarded to our knot site.
Post # 6
I agree, I hate the long URL! I purchased one from godaddy as well. I made my free website on theknot. Anonymous left good instructions so I won’t repeat, but mine works just fine. It did take a few hours for it to start working, though, so be patient.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion
@Anonymous: commenting so I can find these instructions when I finish my site!
Post # 8
We built a free website through weebly, set up and RSVP form and use a forwarded domain and it is working brilliantly. Super dessy to forward. As PP have said, it can take some time though.