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New feature - Ability to redirect a parked domain.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by electric, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. electric

    electric Well-Known Member

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    Aren't just proposing what an add-on domain does?
     
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    No, an add-on domain actually has an entire website for it. (Sub-folder off the main domain, etc..)

    What I'm suggesting is the ability to easily redirect "parked-Domain.com" TO "domain.com".

    Currently, when you park a domain on top of another domain, you can use EITHER domain to access the same files in the website.

    This is not good because google and other engines will penalize you for having duplicate websites with the same content. They see it as search engine "spamming".

    But if we can easily REDIRECT a parked domain to another domain.. then this will be good since then we can simply POINT the parked domain to wherever we want the user to be forwarded to.

    Think of it like domain URL forwarding...
     
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    httpd.conf

    Could this help you ?

    <VirtualHost 222.222.22.22>
    ServerAlias parked.com www.parked.com
    Redirect permanent / http://domain.com
    </VirtualHost>

    in your httpd.conf
    (and removing "ServerAlias parked.com www.parked.com" from any other virtualhost block it could be in)
     
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    I can do it easily with an .htaccess file. The point is that we should have this feature/ability from within the cpanel interface, since it is something that is very common and will help customer's from NOT being penalized if they merely park their domains on top of each other...
     
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    You can do this from within WHM. It requires an IP but then you can redirect any or all parked domains.
     
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    How can you do this in WHM?

    Also, I reckon this is a very good idea when one wants a novice user to be able to setup Domain Redirection themselves for a parked domain.

    Additionally I'd like to add that the feature of Domain Masking would be an extension of Domain Redirection, whereby after being redirected, the originally typed-in URL will remain visible within the address bar.

    I would fully support this feature request.

    Has anybody found out of an easy way to manage DNS changes and tweaks such as these thru an external script or panel?
     
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