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URL masking / hidden url forwarding



2:55 pm on Jan 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sorry if this is not the right section to post my question, but I think this section is the most related to my problem.

Someone I know has a small hosting company and offers domain registration (and forwarding) and webhosting. Some customers asked about hidden url forwarding (also called url masking or url cloaking). So he wants to offer this.
An example of what I mean:
I register www.example.com at his company, and it should be forwarded to www.example.org/myid/myhomedir/mysite.html
What I want is that visitors of my site only see www.example.com in the address bar of the browser (instead of the long address).
So the visitors of my site should never see the long (ugly) address.
He wants to implement this as an option (so his customers can choose whethet they want to use the masking or not)

We found some information about a hidden frame method. But he has no clue about how to implement this.

Can someone give me some usefull information about this. And tell me how to implement this (or another method). Any help is appreciated!

Thx a lot!

[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 4:28 pm (utc) on Jan. 15, 2004]
[edit reason] "Exemplified" URLs [/edit]

5:01 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think all you need is some simple HTML. Set up a framset with the www.example.org/myid as the main frame. Unofrtunately, this has the side-effect of having to use frames, which means no matter what page on your site the visitor goes, they'll always see www.example.com in the address bar.