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Redirecting not working as expected...

I use GoDaddy for my DNS. I used to host on GoDaddy as well. And i have bought SSL certificate from GoDaddy as well.


Recently, i moved my hosting out of GoDaddy. And on the new hosting server, i use LetsEncrypt SSL certificate. I have re-configured my DNS on GoDaddy to redirect to the new host server. Also, i have created a forward for "www" subdomain as well on GoDaddy.


Everything works great except for one URL combination: is showing Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN on Firefox.


The following URLs are redirecting just fine:


The only problematic URL is


If isn't having any issues re-directing, then why should show SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN?


I believe this is a GoDaddy side issue rather than hosting site SSL configuration issue. Please shed some light on this. I called the customer support but could not get adequate support.




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Hi @MyAdjustiMate. Thanks for being part of GoDaddy Community! There are a couple of problems with what you've outlined here. The main thing that you'll need to do if you want to have consistent HTTPS connections when using your domain is to perform all redirects on the hosting server you're using. You wouldn't want to use our domain forwarding for any of these. Essentially, when you add forwarding, it changes the IP address your domain or subdomain points to. Since your SSL Certificate would be installed at the IP address your website resides on, our forwarding would essentially break this. Also, our forwarding does not currently work when the incoming URL uses the HTTPS protocol, regardless of whether or not the destination URL has a certificate. You can find more information about that on this thread


With the above in mind, you'll want to connect with your hosting provider to find out what type of redirects they allow. If you're on Linux, the most common way to do this is via a .htaccess redirect.


I hope this helps. 


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Hi Jesse,


I bought ( domain from Godaddy a couple years back, and I had it linked as a sub-domain to ( which I bought via a little before that. They used to both work just fine and automatically re-direct whoever searches for ( to (, but now it ain't working for some reason and it can only find ( Can you help me out please? I'm supposed to launch my business and start a marketing campaign due tomorrow but now I can't do so until this problem is fixed.


Looking forward to your reply.




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Hi @fitnessguy411. Welcome to GoDaddy Community! When I visit both and, I'm redirected to Keep in mind that (as with above) if you try to visit or its www variant, that will not work. Our forwarding service does not resolve HTTPS requests and never has. I know sometimes browsers will cache the HTTPS URL and will try to use it any time you try to visit the site. Perhaps that's what's happening in your case? 


JesseW - GoDaddy | Community Manager | 24/7 support available at | Remember to choose a solution and give kudos.

Hi Jesse,

Thank you for your reply.

Actually typing or or any other variation in the search bar ain’t loading unfortunately for some reason, and it’s not redirecting me to like it used to... I sent the link to many of my friends, as well as I have tried opening it from several laptops and other phones, and it’s still not connecting...

Please advise since I’m kinda panicking as all my marketing campaign has not in them!

Looking forward to your reply, regards.

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Hi @fitnessguy411 - I'm not sure why this would be happening for you or your friends. When I test the website using external tools, it isn't producing any connection errors. See below:


Http results for

Http results for


If you're still seeing an issue, I'd suggest first clearing your browser's cache and cookies. If that doesn't help, then try using a cacheless browsing window (FireFox private window, Chrome incognito, etc.), or an entirely different browser. If that also doesn't work, you may want to try to connect with our customer care team so they can take a closer look. 


JesseW - GoDaddy | Community Manager | 24/7 support available at | Remember to choose a solution and give kudos.

Hi Jesse,

Can you please forward me any email I can contact for the technical and/or customer service team? I reside in Egypt and I’ve tried the ‘Chat Now’ button on GoDaddy’s website instead of having to call internationally, but for some reason the button is disabled... Same issue had happened before btw with the domain not connecting, I think a year back, but they fixed it right on the spot via ‘Chat Now’ but the button is unfortunately disabled like I’ve mentioned above...

I would rather send an email than make an international call.

Thanks again for your help and I’ll wait for your reply! Regards

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