The scenario is that you already have a web site (http://magento.myhosting.com) and want to add a new domain name (http://www.blue.com.tc ) to your account that acts as an ALIAS to your existing site, meaning that both domains points to the same site. This process is called “Domain Aliasing” and our Community Wiki Site says the following about it:
DNS (Domain) Aliasing: DNS Aliasing allows you to host more than one domain name on a single hosting account. By typing your DNS Alias address (http://www.aliasdomain.com) in the browser, your visitors will automatically see the content on your primary website (http://www.primarysite.com).
This redirection is performed at the Domain Name Server level and does not involve any script or redirection. It’s fast, reliable, and will work with any web browser. The DNS Alias does not change your existing address or web site in any way. Additionally, since the DNS Alias is implemented on the DNS level, not only are HTTP and FTP connections forwarded to your primary site content, but also your e-mail is delivered to your mailbox on your primary domain name. For example, if you send an e-mail to email@example.com, it will be delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get started with logging into your control panel located at http://support.myhosting.com
Once logged in, you will be presented with the options below. Simply click on “Domain Name” link.
This page will let you sign-up for your alias domain name below. I will go ahead and type “blue” and click on “Search”.
Next page will show me all the available domain names, I will go ahead and choose the cheapest one as I am buying it only for tutorial purposes.
Next page is about accepting “Policy and Agreements”. Read them carefully and accept them if you agree.
Next page is about filling out domain registration information. When someone registers a domain name, information about the registrant (name, business name, email, phone number, address) is required. An example could be seen below:
If you do not want us to publish your registration info then simply click on “Please enable WHOIS Privacy on my behalf”. Otherwise check the latter.
If you select “Use my account information in myhosting.com’s database” then myhosting.com will use the info they have on file. If that is not what you want then go ahead and type your new info.
Next page will let you confirm your order. Make sure that you do not exceed your Domain Alias limit. Our basic linux hosting plan comes with 5; premium plan comes with 10; and professional plan comes with 25 domain alias limit. Additional aliases will cost you $6.00/month plus $4.00/setup fee. For more info please visit our hosting plan details located at: http://myhosting.com/Web-Hosting/compare-plans.aspx
Once you place your order, you now have to wait for myhosting.com to double check your information, register the domain name then get back to you.
Once our Support Team completes their end of the work, you will receive a notification email and your alias will be ready to go.
Let me know if you have any questions.
myhosting.com Community Manager
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