The typical redirect mechanisms involve the use of DNS or actual redirection code that would send a visitor from an old site to a new site. However, resolved domains get cached. And if frequent changes occur, the DNS cache could potentially become stale, resulting in a poor user experience. With Site Redirect from CenturyLink Cloud, only an initial DNS entry is required. Then, redirects can be controlled from the Control Portal.
When a website is invariably taken down for maintenance, traffic can be redirected to a maintenance site while the primary site is being upgraded/fixed.
Launch a New Domain
As companies update and launch new websites, care must be taken to ensure that visitors don’t end up with dead links or find a site inaccessible. Using Site Redirect, one can refer traffic from an old site to a new site.
Catch Common Variations of a Site Name
Prospective visitors may type in a site name incorrectly or misspell the domain name. Site Redirect makes it easy to spot these would-be visitors then route them to the correct place online. This feature also supports the growing popularity of Top Level Domains (TLDs).