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Trouble forwarding my domain to Etsy shop

Hi,

 

Seems like this should be easy but I'm having trouble. I originally purchased a domain through Etsy, which I then linked to my Shopify store using DNS records and had no issues. I have since gotten rid of Shopify and just want my domain www.thriftedhoney.com to forward onto my Etsy shop URL, which is www.etsy.com/shop/thriftedhoney. I purposefully transferred my domain from Etsy (Tucows) to GoDaddy so that I could do this. 

 

Domain: www.thriftedhoney.com 

My only DNS record: A record is 50.63.202.1

Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/thriftedhoney

 

I keep getting this same message on the Domain Manager page when I try to forward my domain: An unexpected error occurred. If this issue continues, contact support. Below is what I have filled out that's NOT working.

 

Forward to http://www.etsy.com/shop/thriftedhoney

Permanent (301)

Forward only

 

Can anyone please help me understand this? Am I missing some more DNS records? I apparently am using external nameservers which might be a problem, but I don't know how to fix that.

 

 

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Re: Trouble forwarding my domain to Etsy shop

@camilleamaupin 

 

When you copy/paste the URL in the forwarding block, are you leaving in the http:// portion? If so, take it out.



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Re: Trouble forwarding my domain to Etsy shop

No, I'm not including it. I only type www.etsy.com/shop/thriftedhoney

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Re: Trouble forwarding my domain to Etsy shop

Hi @camilleamaupin. Thanks for posting. It looks like you've been able to resolve this issue. I am forwarded to your Etsy site when I visit your domain. If so, please consider following up here with the steps you took to resolve the issue. Others may benefit from what you've experienced. Thanks!

 

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Re: Trouble forwarding my domain to Etsy shop

Yes, I resolved the issue on my own! I'll try my best to explain...

 

My nameservers were connected on a site other than GoDaddy which was not letting me forward my domain. I even did the live chat with a GoDaddy specialist and he was not able to help me. 

 

In DNS Management, I went to edit my nameservers and changed them to default, instead of custom. This gave me automatic default GoDaddy nameservers. 

 

Custom nameservers: portal.dynect.net

Default GoDaddy nameservers: ns59.domaincontrol.com

 

After I did this it told me my domain was not being used, and would I like to set up a website, forward my domain, etc. I was then able to forward my domain with no issues.