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    DNS, redirect


    I created a sub-domain on my site to build a site for a friend. I then purchased the domain name they wanted.

    I went to host the domain on a cloud server and ran into serious USER errors. it became more complicated than I was capable to dealing with. So I pointed the new domain name to my site host and then parked it on my site. I then created a redirect so that the new domain name would point to my sub-domain and it's point to my main domain.

    Not sure where I went wrong.

    Can anyone direct me? FYI, I'm not very good with the lingo yet, so I still need a few things spelled out for me

    Thank you,

    Laurie
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    Depending on the interface your domain provider is using you can setup a web forward record. For example.

    redirect from: http:// www.whatever.com forward
    redirect to: http://www.whatiwant.com.

    Not sure if that's what you're asking?
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    Hi,

    Could you please explain more specific? Could you please let me know what is your problem?
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    More explanation:

    I create a sub-domain to build a site out for a friend. I intended on moving it and have had serious issues with that. SO, I purcahsed the domain name on a different site (no reason, just did) and have pointed the DNS to MY web host. I then parked the new domain on my site and set the new domain name to redirect to the sub-domain so that when people type in the new URL they will be redirected to the sub domain.

    I hope that helps
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    Both of your posts are very similar as far as what you're writing... but I'm still confused as to what you want.

    Can you explain using domains (make them up if you want) as far as what you have done and what you want to accomplish?

    For example, you made a subdomain:
    http://subdomain.domain.com

    You then purchased:
    http://domain.com

    And placed http://domain.com on your host http://www.yourdomain.com/theirfolder

    So what do you want to happen? You want to redirect http://www.yourdomain.com/theirfolder to http://www.domain.com ?

    (Just out of curiosity, what user errors were you receiving? It may not be that hard to fix those up)
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    I created brhl.socialdzine.com, my host is xyz

    later I purchased barroomholdemleague.com which is to the permanent domain through ABC

    Other things have occured in the meantime and instead of doing this the right way, for the time being I need for people to be able to type in

    barroomholdemleague.com and see brhl.socialdzine.com

    I have added barroomholdemleague.com (as an addon domain through my control panel) I logged into ABC and changed the NS to my host xyz.

    I thought by redirecting barroomholdemleague to brhl.socialdzine.com you'd see the site without having to type in the subdomain address.

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