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Can someone explain domain pointing?


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Liadan

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I'm a little confused about domain pointing. :whistling:
Can I buy a new domain name and have it point to a folder on the website I already have?
For example, could I point a new domain to "www.olddomain.com/folder"? Or, can you only point it to the index or a subdomain?
How would it work, would the visitors type in "www.newdomain.com" and see that address, OR would they see www.olddomain.com/folder?
What I want to do is create another website without paying the cost of another webhosting service. I want to have the two sites together, but where it won't look like it is. I hope this makes sense.
Thanks.
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thenotch

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If a person types in www.olddomain.com they will see the root folder UNLESS you have a meta refresh in your index.html file that redirects to a different folder (ie your folder named "folder")

If you are going to use another domain name at the same site then you will need to have the DNS point to that particular folder (www.newdomain.com DNS record should point to www.olddomain.com/folder),
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