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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 :-)