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[STUPID QUESTION] Domain forwarding

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by BigTroll, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. BigTroll

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    Hi,
    I wanna say that I'm totally noob on this :D (you will see below why)
    I have bought a few domains (let's say from a website called A) which I want to use them to redirect to my main website (domain+host from another company, B)
    I saw they have a "Domain Forwarding" function there, so, my question is:
    What do I have to do? To add the nameservers from A to B or from B to A?

    What I tried:
    1. Add nameservers from A to B: it redirects, but the B is not working anymore because I changed the dns.
    2. Add nameservers from B to A: the forward it works good, but I'm getting this message on the A website:
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    FUCK THIS SHIT!
    What do I have to do?
     
  2. jimbobo2779

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    There are a number of ways that you can do it depending on your host / registrar.

    Some registrars allow you to setup the domain forward directly from within your domain manager / control panel without having to mess about with nameserver or DNS settings.

    Another way is to point the nameservers at a webhost, one you are using, and use their domain manager / control panel to do a redirect instead of setting up hosting.

    Another way is to use your plesk / cpanel or other hosting control panel to set the redirect instead of setting up hosting, this involves setting up the nameservers and often setting up the domain in your hosts manager / control panel as well (depending on the host).

    A N O T H E R way of doing it is to fully setup your web hosting and then stick a php script to do a redirect to you desired page.

    Yet another way would be to setup your hosting and use htaccess to handle the redirect.

    If you want to get really complicated and over the top with it you could use a WP install and a plugin but that is just getting silly.

    The easiest way is usually to use the registrar to do it if you have that option as it is the least setup. If you need to do special redirects depending on what page the user is visiting then I would go the php / htaccess route.
     
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  3. BigTroll

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    Can you pm me your skype pls? :d
     
  4. BigTroll

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    I have 2 options there:
    1. update the nameservers
    2. keep the ns and change the IP from dns management (with the ip where I have the hosting).
    Which option is better? What's the difference between?

    thanks :(
     
  5. jimbobo2779

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    If your registrar does not allow for simply setting a redirect / forward in their management console then you will need to setup the domain as if it were being hosted and then setup the redirect / forward at your web host.

    Setting up a forward / redirect is a very common thing at web hosts control panel / management panel so it should just be an option there but you will first need to setup the nameservers as if you are hosting it.
     
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  6. MerchantHubs

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    Or you can host the newly bought domain on your hosting and have it .htaccess (301) redirect to your other website.
    Or you just directly .htaccess (301) redirect from hosting A to your hosting B.
     
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