Name.com Daily Tut: How to use URL Forwarding to land a gig

Now this is pretty basic stuff, especially to you Domainers who have more web addresses than socks, but it’s an important reason why everyone should have at least one domain: using it to forward to your online resume. Instead of “Please, please go to Linkedin.com/mynameandsomerandomcharacters and consider me for the postion,” you can say, “I’m glad you hired me after seeing mysimpledomain.com.”

And thanks Chris for letting us use you and your info!


Comments
Harvey Specter
Posted at 1:26 am June 8, 2013
Michael
Author

I know this is an older how-to, but dang if I can’t figure what I’m doing wrong. I followed these instructions word-for-word (although the URL Forwarding page has a newer layout), but when I type my domain in the address bar, the browser header shows my title (“My Name LinkedIn Page”) but the page itself is completely blank. I confirmed the linkedin URL I entered is correct by copying and pasting it from the URL Forwarding page. Not sure why this won’t budge. My only thought is the new box, Domain, should have something in it? I left it blank thinking http://www.domain.com or domain.com would redirect to my linkedin.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:21 am June 10, 2013
akehr
Author

Hey Michael- can you email me at akehr(at)name(dot)com? I’ll walk you through this.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:28 pm June 10, 2013
Michael
Author

Thank you for your offer of help! I just figured it out, I think. It appears LinkedIn no longer allows URL masking, so I had to change the forwarding to a 301 Redirect, and all is fine (except the domain is no longer custom). Oh well.