I remembered that my domain name registrar offered a free URL redirect service, and I decided to use that forward
alvinlim.dev. While that worked for
https://alvinlim.me instead threw an SSL error.
Basically, for the URL redirect of
https://alvinlim.me to work,
https://alvinlim.me first had to be recognized by the browser as a valid website, and this meant it had to have a valid SSL certificate attached to it.
This meant I had to set up a website for
https://alvinlim.me, attach a SSL certificate to it, and configure the HTML to redirect the browser to
This raised the question -- wouldn't setting up the website and SSL certificate be expensive? That's when I remembered that I could quickly set up a free website on GitHub Pages, connect it to my
alvinlim.me domain, and GitHub Pages would even provision and attach an SSL certificate to it for free! Since I already had the
alvinlim.me domain, I decided to go with this option.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=https://alvinlim.dev"> </head> <body></body> </html>