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10:06 am on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

first of all I really donít know if this questions should be in this section. If not, please moderators, move this where it belongs.

Now the questions :-)

Letís say I own domain - Example.com, Iíve created sub domain (sub.Example.com) and placed a website over there. So right now when you access sub.Example.com/ you get my website.
And I have a different domain Example2.com and I want when you access Example2.com for you to get sub.Example.com/ website. Not like a redirect!
Basically in URL toolbar youíll see Example2.com/articles/, but actually this will be supplied from sub.Example.com/articles/

Is this possible?

I tried to google, but couldnít find anything, but of course I donít even know with which keyword to google it :-)

Thanks in advance.

[edited by: Webwork at 1:34 pm (utc) on Mar 11, 2010]
[edit reason] We use Example.com for hypothetical domains since no one can register Example.com [/edit]


11:46 am on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

A common enough issue if, for example, you have hosting from your ISP and the domain managed elsewhere.

I have never needed to do this but probably will in the near future. There seems to be a gap in published information between the idiot guide and the fully technical. Does anybody know a good "intermediate" guide for webmasters?


1:47 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Is this possible?

Yes providing your domain name registrar gives you the facility to do it otherwise they will have to do it for you.

At my registrars I can perform a re-direct for any domain to any other domain I like or even one specific url and retain the original domain name.

Mine is known as "web- (url-) forwarding" and you take the host (i.e. example2.com) and forward it to the target (i.e. sub.Example.com/) and when configuring it you can specify whether to keep example2.com or let it change to sub.Example.com/ and you can also change the meta tags etc if you want to.

Do make sure you point both example2.com and www.example2.com if it gives you that option.


4:49 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

I have come across a couple of registrars where "forwarding" simply involves the registrar hosting a frame which contains the target site. This may be the problem that the OP is experiencing.


5:44 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys for the answers.

All my domains a registered with Goddady.com, so I'll try to look what I can do in admin panel, maybe it's all there :-)