How to forward a .ROCKS or .BAND domain to SoundCloud

Up-and-coming artists know how hard it can be to get discovered by listeners online. To gain a large following, you need that something extra that will draw the right kind of attention.

What if you could stand out with a unique website address? With a custom .ROCKS or .BAND domain that forwards to a SoundCloud or Bandcamp profile, you can create a memorable web presence through your platform of choice. Participate in an active community of music lovers while distinguishing yourself with a URL that stands out.

Connecting SoundCloud to a custom URL

Let’s say you’re an up-and-coming artist who just dropped this groovy hit.

Clearly, this track is a chart-topper in the making. We’ll walk through the steps of creating an equally cool domain address to forward to your SoundCloud page.

Step 1: Register a custom .ROCKS or .BAND domain

Head over to Name.com to check your domain name’s availability.

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Lucky for us, no one has registered newtldnic.rocks, so it’s up for grabs! Add it to your cart, and proceed to checkout, adding on any extra features you may want, like Whois Privacy.

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When your order is complete, you’ll be redirected to a thank you page. On the left hand side, you’ll see a green Next Steps box. Follow the link to continue to the next stage of the setup process.

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Step 2: Forward your domain

Now that you’ve got your domain, how can you make it redirect to your SoundCloud or Bandcamp profile?

Head over to the Forwarding Tools page, and select the domain you want to set up the forward for.

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Then, enter the URL of your SoundCloud or Bandcamp profile. Make sure you copy the web address of the exact page you want all your visitors to be directed to.

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Press Add URL Forwarding Record to complete the process. If you’re successful, you’ll see the record appear under the Manage Your Forwards bar.

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And now…test it out! Type the custom .ROCKS or .BAND domain name into your web browser and watch it redirect to your SoundCloud or Bandcamp page!

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Create a web presence you can be proud of. With a custom .ROCKS or .BAND domain name, you can showcase your music in an exciting, relevant way.

 

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