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  • Domain forwarding vs domain alias

    Hello -

    I currently have the following sites:
    domain-a.com
    domain-b.com

    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 -

    Allan

  • #2
    Forwarding

    Allan,

    Setting up an alias will redirect all HTTP, FTP, and email traffic:

    http://myhosting.com/blog/2008/07/ho...ngcom-account/

    This is easier than a web redirect and email forwarding.

    Shane.

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    • #3
      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?

      Thanks -

      Allan

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      • #4
        Domain Alias

        Allan,

        Try this:

        http://myhosting.com/wiki/Domain_Aliasing

        Shane.

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        • #5
          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.

          Allan
          Last edited by abesselink; 2010-07-19, 11:21 PM.

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          • #6
            Alias

            Originally posted by abesselink View Post
            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"?

            Shane.

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            • #7
              Shane:

              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 :-)

              Allan

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              • #8
                Redirect

                Allan,

                There are many different ways to accomplish this. It can be done with an HTTP meta refresh, Javascript, or PHP. What programming languages do you use?

                Shane.

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