URL Redirection

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aircooled

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You could do it for free with simple HTML redirection. (html redirect)

Or you could check with your hosting company, on the admin cPanel at my host, there is a redirect option.
 

thescreensavers

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^ We don't have a domain right now, or a site. We just need a simple thing to redirect. I know it can be done with HTML no problem or any other coding. But I found a site that does it for 10$ per year.

Thats all we need. Is to register a domain and just have it auto forward to another site.

I guess it might be best to get a whole site then?
 

Ramma2

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It should be an option with your domain registrar. I use GoDaddy, and they support redirection right in their options. So while our family site is *name*.com, I also own .net and .org, and have set both sites to redirect to the .com within GoDaddy.
 

thescreensavers

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Ok so Godaddy wants $10.87 per year, and you say they do free forwarding?




The site I links offers
"FREE Domain for Life"

We might do something more with the site if we have one.

Well then I guess, I got the answer I needed. I thought you could not get free forwarding :X
 

sourceninja

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Godaddy's registration price is not for hosting, it's for actually having the rights to use your domain name for the year.

Hosting is separate. That said, you don't need the hosting, just register your domain name with any domain register and they all let you setup redirects.
 

Alone

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So you're trying to forward from one domain to the other, but you don't have any domains or hosting? So what are you trying to forward to?
 

thescreensavers

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I just called, with domain registration you do get forwarding. If I need a site, I can host with them I guess

^ I am forwarding a new url to a working url.

Thanks everyone.
 
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Kadarin

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Here are the http headers of a simple real world example:

http://www.slashdot.org/

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: www.slashdot.org
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Keep-Alive: 300
Connection: keep-alive
Cookie: __utma=9273847.2206727236147495700.1261678400.1265403707.1265405821.95; __utmz=9273847.1265405821.95.6.utmcsr=slashdot.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/; CoreID6=06768913341912616931908; __qca=P0-1587467813-1262812441756; __utmc=9273847; 90240314_clogin=l=1265405822&v=1&e=1265407884514

HTTP/1.x 301 Moved Permanently
Server: Apache/1.3.41 (Unix) mod_perl/1.31-rc4
Location: http://slashdot.org/
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Length: 297
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 22:13:48 GMT
X-Varnish: 537420555 537420513
Age: 2
Connection: keep-alive


The Location header in the HTTP 301 or 302 response determines where the browser sends the next request. You can also do a redirect in HTML, where the server sends a 200 OK with the redirect in the body of the response.
 
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