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I want my domain name to redirect to a free hosting page, how?

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9:31 pm on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have my site set up on a free host service and would like my domain name to point to it. I looked at dyndns.com and could not see that it would do this.
How can I accomplish this? My site is just two pages and I would like to avoid paying for hosting for it.
5:20 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi Lizzie,

Have you got anything that resembles a link called 'domain redirect', 'framed redirect'?

If you still cannot find it, I would ask your domain registrar or look on their website. You'll probably find an FAQ section where it's mentioned.

4:22 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I use godaddy and they do have domain redirect. They also have domain masking so I am all set but for one little thing...

at the bottom of the browser it shows the URL of the domain that I am forwarding to. For example I am forwarding my domain to geocities and at the top URL window it shows my domain, but at the bottom left of my browser for a few seconds, it says www.lizzie.geocities.com. Not so professional looking.

4:52 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Not so professional looking.

That's because it's not so professional.

It's a hack that will make do in a pinch. Viewed within context, it serves it's purpose, but it's not professional. It's fine for a small hobby site.

It's like printing a monthly newsletter for your butterfly club on a mimeograph machine. (Or those purple spirit duplicators... remember them.... ah, that smell of fresh spirit duplicator...) The poor quality doesn't bother anyone in the club, but you're not likely to sell many copies at the newsstand.

You gets what you pays for.

6:41 am on Nov 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I know what you mean but actually I have sold quite a few items from a geocities page. Of course maybe I would have sold more with my own hosting company. I was hoping there was a way to change the bottom browser info.
I have seen webpages that put their own message down there but maybe that wouldn't work with domain redirection.