Recently a friend asked me to configure a GoDaddy hosting account for him. We started with purchasing the GoDaddy Hosting account and then I walked through the setup with him. One of the portions of the setup has you point the domain to the proper GoDaddy IP address or you can modify the NS to the proper GoDaddy name servers. So if you want to preview the site before the DNS has updated and you can reach it by domain you have to enable Preview DNS on GoDaddy which is described in more detail below.
I recently developed a web site for a client on a temporary domain which was clientname.mydomain.com. After launching the site and modifying the recipients of the contact forms on the site I happened to get a contact form to my email address. I finally realized that the issue was not with the site I had moved live but someone this person who used the contact form had found the temporary site where I had done the development before pushing the site live. Anyhow the temporary domain’s DNS was hosted on GoDaddy.com so I decided to put in place a forward or redirect so anyone visiting the temporary domain would be redirected to the actual live domain. This redirect needed to be for a sub domain which I initially had to hunt for a bit to locate. Follow the directions below to redirect a sub domain using GoDaddy.com’s DNS services.