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j_w_seattle_us_1 posted:
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Does Dynadot offer a redirect service like this one?

http://www.redirection.net/about.html

URL cloaking - so your domain name stays in the address bar of your browser, and so search engines will index your site using its domain name.

Path forwarding - so people can access subpages, subdirectories, files, and images on your site through its domain name.
ReplyQuote3/24/2014 15:46
teamdynadot posted:
We offer stealth forwarding.

What is stealth forwarding?

Stealth forwarding is similar to domain forwarding except the domain name stays in the web browser's URL bar instead of being replaced by the new page's URL. This is is why it is called "stealth" forwarding because it appears that the web page displayed is actually part of the domain.

So, say that you have a domain named myexample.org, and you want to use stealth forwarding to have your domain point to http://name.somedomain.com. When you use stealth forwarding, http://www.myexample.org will load the index page located at http://name.somedomain.com, however the http://www.myexample.org address will be displayed in the web browser's URL bar instead of the http://name.somedomain.com address.

Find out how to set up stealth forwarding. Please be aware there are some drawbacks to using stealth domain forwarding.

Stealth forwarding only affects the domain itself. If you want to set up email forwarding with your domain, that is done separately.

Dynadot provides domain forwarding, stealth forwarding, and email forwarding free of charge when you register or transfer a domain name to us.

From Help Section: Domains > What is stealth forwarding?


How do I set my domain to stealth forwarding?

To set your domain to stealth forwarding, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Dynadot account.
  2. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down.
  3. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button.
  4. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list.
  5. On the DNS page, select the "Stealth Forwarding" setting from the top drop-down menu.
  6. Enter the URL of the web page you wish to stealth forward to, following the format of the example given. You may also enter the Title of the website here.
  7. Press the "Stealth Forward Domain" button to save your changes.

Please be aware that it might take some time for your name server changes to propagate, and there are some drawbacks to using stealth forwarding.

From Help Section: Account Management > How do I set my domain to stealth for...
ReplyQuote3/31/2014 15:06
usrdotcm replied teamdynadot :
What about Path forwarding - so people can access subpages, subdirectories, files, and images on your site through its domain name?

Do we have to manage it through an .htaccess file?
ReplyQuote7/26/2020 07:07
teamdynadot replied usrdotcm :
You can forward the root domain or subdomain to a specific URL via "stealth forwarding", but it won't be possible to upload file to our "stealth forwarding" sever.
ReplyQuote7/27/2020 22:12
usrdotcm replied teamdynadot :
"stealth forwarding" is what other companies call "masked redirect" with a "frame", right?

Why is it not possible with Dynadot to (wildcard) redirect all folders, subfolders & pages of a domain by using a 301 redirect?

Example:
domain1.com/*                         --> domain2.com/*
domain1.com/any-url               --> domain2.com/any-url
domain1.com/any-folder         --> domain2.com/any-folder
domain1.com/any-page.html --> domain2.com/any-page.html
domain1.com/any-page.php  --> domain2.com/any-page.php


This service is being offered by many domain registrars & dns services. Examples:
https://my.bluehost.com/hosting/help/redirects#wildcard
https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200172286-Configuring-URL-forwarding-or-redirects-with-Cloudflare-Page-Rules
https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/10043/2237/url-redirect-with-parameters

Would that not be possible then with dynadot?
ReplyQuote8/1/2020 05:24