Nmap not following redirect when using "http-title" script

I am trying to scan a bunch of IPs for their http-title. Now the problem I have is that nmap pretty much never follows any redirects. Usually the title I want is behind that redirect though.

For example I try to run nmap like this:

nmap --script http-title wikipedia.com


Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2018-10-17 03:09 EDT

Nmap scan report for wikipedia.com (

Host is up (0.032s latency).

Other addresses for wikipedia.com (not scanned): 2620:0:862:ed1a::1

rDNS record for text-lb.esams.wikimedia.org

Not shown: 989 closed ports


22/tcp   filtered ssh

25/tcp   filtered smtp

53/tcp   filtered domain

80/tcp   open     http
|_http-title: Did not follow redirect to http://www.wikipedia.org/

139/tcp  filtered netbios-ssn

179/tcp  filtered bgp

443/tcp  open     https
|_http-title: Did not follow redirect to https://www.wikipedia.org/

445/tcp  filtered microsoft-ds

5666/tcp filtered nrpe

9090/tcp filtered zeus-admin

9100/tcp filtered jetdirect

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 2.53 seconds

I am running the current kali build, fully up to date. I am using a VPN in this example but the result is the same without it.

Does anybody have a solution?