View Full Version : Domain forwarding vs domain alias
2010-07-17, 04:50 PM
I currently have the following sites:
I am trying to consolidate these into one site, in which the content of domain-b will be found at domain-a.com/domain-b.
I also want to maintain as many links/redirects as possible.
Has anyone had any experience with this? Is it better to ...
1. set up the domain-b account with domain/email forwarding, or
2. set up the domain-a account with a domain alias?
Thanks for your input -
2010-07-17, 08:18 PM
Setting up an alias will redirect all HTTP, FTP, and email traffic:
This is easier than a web redirect and email forwarding.
2010-07-17, 08:38 PM
The link describes the process of purchasing a second domain as an alias. What if I already own 'domain-b'? What is the process? And will I be able to specifically have 'domain-b' point to www.domain-a.com/domain-b?
2010-07-19, 06:57 PM
2010-07-19, 11:17 PM
I read the information ... but it still makes me think that 'domain-b' cannot be set-up to redirect to 'domain-a/domain-b'.
I know that if I use forwarding, I can set the exact page to forward to ... for example, I can take 'domain-b' and redirect it to 'domain-a/oldsite'. But from what I am reading, if I use a domain alias, then I will only be able to redirect 'domain-b' to 'domain-a'.
I am correct in understanding this difference? It is a significant variation.
I do see the $$ value - with domain aliases being free and domain forwarding $18/year.
2010-07-19, 11:32 PM
but it still makes me think that 'domain-b' cannot be set-up to redirect to 'domain-a/domain-b'.
Why would you want to forward "domain-b" to "domain-a/domain-b"?
2010-07-19, 11:38 PM
I have moved the content over to be in a sub-menu, since the content is now just a piece of a bigger site.
Just so that it makes better sense:
Site 1 name =domain-a.com
Site 2 name = domain-b.com
All content from domain-b now resides at domain-a.com/oldsite.
So I would like it if a user goes to "domain-b.com" that they are redirected to the site content which is now "domain-a.com/oldsite". I would rather not have them go to "domain-a.com", then have to search the menus to find the appropriate location. One less mouse click :-)
2010-07-20, 12:01 AM