What is Web Forwarding
A URL, or a uniform resource locator, is the string of text that you use, by typing into your browser’s address bar for example, to reach a particular website. In that sense, you can think of it literally as your website’s address. In fact, it’s what’s meant when people talk about a “web address.”
Sometimes, you might want a particular resource (that’s the technical term for the thing a URL points you to, usually a website, but it could be anything) to be available at more than one web address. Web Forwarding is how you do that.
There are three kinds of Web Forwarding—permanent, temporary, and masked.
These correspond to different uses (see Why, below), and under the hood they consist of two different technical means of forwarding.