301 url redirect question

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  1. eNzim

    eNzim Regular Member

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    I'm not particularly a techie type, so I apologize if this is a stupid question.

    So, I'm having a url redirection problem: I've recently purchased a domain, let's name it donordomain.com (obviously made up names) and 301 redirected it to my other site: recipientdomain.com. I used hostgator cpanel for that. Not wildcard redirect, because I wanted all pages to point to recipientdomain.com home page.

    Unfortunately the 301 doesn't work properly with subpages like donordomain.com/12345 because I get a 404 page and it doesn't redirect. How is it possible to resolve this issue?

    Found some .htacces codes on Stackoverflow, but as I mentioned befored I'm not a techie so, I have no idea what works

    Altough, there is something I could do, but I don't think this is the proper way to do it. So, I could wildcard redirect the domain and then use a 404 to 301 plugin on recipientdomain.com, but that would be a double 301, which would further weaken the power of links pointing to donordomain.com I think .

    I'd really appreciate some help because hostgator live chat reply was this:

    - That would require extensive coding, which is something that we are not able to assist with

    So, yeah, anyway thank you in advance!
     
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    This is the code you want on your donordomain.com's root directory's .htaccess to redirect all the subpages of donordomain.com to the recipient site's root directory.

    Code:
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://recipientdomain.com/ [R=301]
    P.S Make sure to remove the host's redirect ie., the one you set up inside hostgator's cPanel before adding this code to .htaccess.
     
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