What can freedirector.io do?
freedirector.io allows you to redirect your domains to a URL. Point your fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to us and we can forward it to anywhere!
Here are some examples of how others are using freedirector.io
- Domain apex redirection example.com
- Subdomain redirection www.example.com
- Domain consolidation
- Domain parking
- Vanity URL redirections to social media
- Personal domain name redirection to LinkedIn/GitHub profiles
- Subdomain redirection to forms/surveys/documents
- SEO with a choice between a 301 or 302 redirection
freedirector.io is FREE for 5 domain or subdomain redirectors.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I redirect my domains?
1. Create an A record for your FQDN and point it to 126.96.36.199
2. Sign into freedirector.io and create a new redirector
3. Enter the FQDN (this is the domain name you are forwarding from)
4. Enter the destination URL you want to redirect to
5. That's it! Your domain name will now forward to the URL you specified
How many domains can I forward?
Currently you can forward up to 5 FQDNs, this includes domain names and subdomains.
Can I see stats about my redirections?
You can see a basic count and a 30 day traffic graph for the number of times your domain has been redirected.
Can I redirect HTTPS domains?
No, you can only redirect HTTP domains. You can however redirect to either an HTTP or HTTPS destination.
Is path forwarding supported?
Yes, path and query string forwarding is supported and enabled by default. For example source-example.com/path will forward to destination-example.com/path
Can I redirect wildcard domains?
No, the service does not support wildcard domain name redirection e.g. *.example.com You need to explicitly create a redirector for each domain or subdomain you wish to forward.
301 vs 302 Redirection
freedirector.io allows you to redirect your domain with either a 301 or 302 HTTP status code. You can change the redirection code between the two at any time.
A 301 redirect is a permanent redirection and is better for your SEO performance. You would use a 301 redirect if you wanted to indicate to the visitor that this and all future requests should be directed to the given URL. This is useful for domain consolidation and when pointing subdomains to the zone apex (eg: www.example.com to example.com).
A 302 redirect is a temporary redirect and tells the visitor to browse to the new URL. This is useful when the target URL changes frequently or for A/B testing etc.
Which TLDs (Top Level Domain Names) can I redirect?
You can redirect any TLD that is not a secured namespace which enforces HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). For example .app and .dev domain names will not work with this service because they enforce HTTPS connections only. If you point your domain to this service and you get an error you are likely using a secured namespace.
Where is this service located?
Your data and the redirector service is located in London, England, United Kingdom.
What can I use this service for?