phranque - 1:44 am on Nov 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
welcome to WebmasterWorld, GoingInsane!
please use example.com for your domain nme.
then the forum software won't link your URL.
as long as there aren't questionable inbound links the 301 is the best solution.
the Location: header should preferably link to the most specifically relevant page rather than the home page.