n00b1 - 4:12 pm on Jun 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Like I said I can't point the DNS to a folder, only the domain itself or a subdomain.
OK so the subdomain could be an empty folder, but the problem is I need a 404 to be returned when just 'www.domain.com' is enterered on its own as well. That is where the redirects came into play.
I quite like the idea of returning a 410 Gone, although I can't really help out my visitors with that.