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|How to Configure alias domain redirect at DNS level?|
Is this even possible?
| 7:34 am on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I own widget.org which I use, but I also own widget.com.
I would like to setup widget.com to redirect to widget.org:
widget.com/anything => widget.org/anything
anything.widget.com => anything.widget.org
anything.widget.com/anything => anything.widget.org/anything
Ideally, I would like to set this up at the DNS level.
Is this possible?
(If it is relevant, GoDaddy is my domain register, and widget.com is currently parked with them.)
| 7:06 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)|
There's no concept of "redirection" in DNS.
The setup you describe is usually achieved as follows:
- setup DNS for example.org ("A" record with address of webserver)
- setup DNS for example.com ("CNAME" pointing to example.org)
- configure webserver -- either
- "redirect" example.com requests to example.org, OR
- serve the same pages for both domain names
If you care about google ranking etc, you want to redirect to a single canonical hostname (example.com, as well as www.example.com and www.example.org, should all redirect to example.org).
| 9:16 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Point all the domains at one server.
On that server install a
.htaccess file with mod_Rewrite that tests what was asked for and issues a redirect if necessary.
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