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Forwarding and CNAME setup, but URL doesn't Stay as Purchased Domain

Hi everyone,

 

I'm pretty new at setting up DNS so please bear with me!

 

I have a SaaS website for child sponsorships that is located at https://missionlife.reachapp.co/.

 

I purchased this domain through Godaddy: http://missionlifechange.org

 

My current DNS settings are:

  • Forwarding
    • http://
    • missionlife.reachapp.co
    • 301
    • Forward Only
    • Update my nameservers and DNS settings to support this change.

For Records that I believe are pertinent to my question, I have:

  • (this appeared after I created the forward above, I didn't enter the IP...which I think makes sense)
    • Name: @
    • Value: 184.168.131.241
  • CNAME
    • Name: missionlifechange.org
    • Value: missionlife.reachapp.co
  • CNAME
    • Name: www
    • Value: @

Behavior:

When I type in missionlifechange.org or www.missionlifechange.org it correctly routes to my website at https://missionlife.reachapp.co/. However, the url in the browser bar changes from the missionlifechange.org url that I entered to https://missionlife.reachapp.co/. 

 

Question:
What do I need to create/update in terms of forwarding, CNAMEs, and/or something else in order to get the missionlifechange.org domain to always appear in the browser url bar as visitors are browsing the site?

e.g. 1: Visitors enters missionlifechange.org, they land on our homepage and url still says missionlifechange.org

e.g. 2: Visitor is on missionlifechange.org homepage and navigates to the Donate tab, url changes to missionlifechange.org/donate

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

Angel

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Re: Forwarding and CNAME setup, but URL doesn't Stay as Purchased Domain

Hi @angelg,

 

Welcome to the Community!

It sounds as if you wish for your forwarding command to be masked (so that your URL continues to show in the address bar). Not all website providers allow for masking domains to their websites, so you may want to find that out from the provider. The instructions here will give you more information on forwarding and masking your domain name to this site. 

 

 

TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
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