Path Forwarding

Is it possible to creating a redirect with path forwarding simply within DNS records or am I required to utilize Page Rules?

Path Forwarding, Per Google


Forwards the path after the domain name to the same path at the new address.

Do not forward

example com/about.html https:// destination com

Forward path

example com/about.html https:// destination com/about.html

Path Forwarding Details, Per Google

Path forwarding lets you forward the path after the domain name to the same path at the new domain. Everything after the initial “.com/” in your URL is copied to the forwarded domain. When the domain you’re forwarding to has the same structure as the current domain, use path forwarding.

For example, if you’re forwarding “documentationexample com” to “example com”, your domain can be forwarded in 2 ways:

  • With path forwarding on: “documentationexample com/about.html” redirects to “example com/about.html”.
  • With path forwarding off: “documentationexample com/about.html” redirects to “example com”.


  • To make sure that you forward to a website URL that ends with a “/” sign: Do not turn on path forwarding.
  • To turn off path forwarding: Under “Path Forwarding,” click Do not forward.
Related Topics From Others

DNS is only for DNS records.

Use Redirect Rules or Page Rules for redirects. (Page rules will be deprecated at some time in the future).


Do you have information on how the new system functions or when it will be released?

You can use either now…

It seems Redirect Rules are limited to 10 per domain and Bulk Redirects are limited to 5 lists or 20 items. This is highly limited as I utilize 15 with just one of my many domains.

I must be misunderstanding or missing something, right? What other options are there for redirecting subdomains?

Use dynamic redirects…

Paid accounts with more rules…


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