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Rediect - please can you help?
notgoodenough yet

 12:22 pm on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have never re-directed a website. I have a small website at widgetengland.co.uk and i want to redirect to wickedwidget.com.

The domain i want to redirect is hosted with one company on one set of servers, the other domain name is hosted on another server.

To complicate matters (or maybe to make things easy), the .co.uk domain name will expire in a few weeks.

I would ideally like to keep the domain name on, without paying for a hosting package, and have it redirected to the new site.

I hope this was reasonably clear - please can anyone who knows about this matter help.

I appreciate you spending the time on this for me :)


notgoodenough yet

 12:55 pm on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have solved this problem for the cost of 3 per year.

I will renew the domain with the hosting package on one of their free linux servers, and have it re-direct through to my .com website.

Maybe it's a matter of pride for me to re-irect. The .co.uk website has a 2 yr pedigree and a slight PR of 1, but is getting no visitors and whilst it might have been better to keep the .co.uk domain name, the .com domain name will be slightly cheaper for me and includes my keywords in the domain.

The old site didn't have page titles, let alone metatags, and after a week, 80% of the new site pages are ranking on page one of google for certain keywords. So maybe all is not bad?

I wanted to post this info for anyone searching back through the archives and wanting to know how i solved this problem.


 12:37 am on Apr 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you are redirecting like this, then you don't even need separate hosting for that.

Point all domain names at the one server, and use a .htaccess file to return a redirect if any non-canonical domain is requested.

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