Godaddy, Namecheap, and others can't redirect naked requests to www
There doesn't seem to be a way to redirect naked URLs to www in Godaddy, which is where the majority of our users have their domains.
I have gone through the process step by step and set up my domain www.dekenomics.com and am not able to get the naked/root URL to redirect to www either.
Thanks for being part of GoDaddy Community! Unfortunately, our forwarding servers don't accept HTTPS requests. This is why your forward isn't working. Traffic coming into the forwarding server using the HTTPS protocol won't resolve. The only way you'd be able to set this up is to have the domain hosted on a server where it has an SSL Certificate installed. You could then set up a redirect to point traffic from your old domain to your new one. There are various methods of doing this depending on the type of hosting you use. Hope that helps.
Another Godaddy help thread:
Hi @JQ77. Thanks for being part of GoDaddy Community! When you add an SSL Certificate and route traffic to HTTPS instead of HTTP, you're actually using a different connection or "port". HTTP traffic usually works on port 80 while HTTPS uses port 443. Our forwarding service does not accept HTTPS requests. So if traffic comes into your forwarded domain using HTTPS, it will try to come through a port that is not open, and you'll see an error. Essentially:
HTTP > your forwarded domain --> HTTPS your Google site = This will work.
HTTPS> your forwarded domain = This will not work.