Wednesday, November 18, 2015

5-Star Students Tech Tip

Submitted by Jose from La Sierra High School in Riverside, CA.

In spirit of easing student involvement at La Sierra High School, I thought of shortening the link for students to access voting polls, surveys, and school web pages. This makes it easier for students to remember the URLs.

I set up the main domain, in this case, to go directly to our 5 Star Students school web pages. For voting, I set up what is called a sub domain, which allows you to choose a word or phrase to go before the domain ( Below I’ve included the instructions for, but I would be happy to assist anyone in need. You can contact me at

GoDaddy Instructions

How to permanently direct a domain to 5-Star Students school web page:
  1. Sign in at
  2. Click ‘Use My Domain’
  3. Click ‘Connect to an Existing Site’
  4. In the box provided for ‘Forward To Any Site’ insert the school web page provided by 5-Star
  5. Click ‘Next’
  6. Make sure all information is correct and click ‘Finish’. Give GoDaddy a couple of minutes to update servers to insure the domain points to the school web page without any issues.
  7. Click ‘Manage Connection’
  8. A pop up will be displayed. Find and click on ‘Edit’.
  9. Under ‘Redirect Type’ click ‘301 (Permanent)’
  10. Click ‘Edit’

How to set up a subdomain:
  1. Sign in at
  2. Click ‘Manage Connection’
  3. A pop up will be displayed. Make sure to be on the ‘Subdomain’ tab.
  4. Click ‘Add Subdomain Forwarding’
  5. Enter Subdomain word or phrase. Phrases should not have spaces.
  6. Enter URL the subdomain will redirect to. Include the correct ‘http://’ or ‘https://’.
  7. Click ‘Add’

Thanks Jose for the great tip and detailed instructions!