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Domain redirection.

Post by MissFlossy on January 4th 2012, 7:01 am

We have a domain name and would like this one to be for our forum. How do we use our paid for domain name in the forum?

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Re: Domain redirection.

Post by SLGray on January 4th 2012, 7:23 am

This information should be here:

Administration Panel > General > Forum > Forum Address

Personalized Domain Name tab

Configuration of an external domain name.
When you choose the sub-domain which you wish to use on your forum (forum.my_domain, for example, is a sub-domain of my_domain), you have to create the corresponding CNAME entrance in the DNS administrator of your domain: a CNAME entrance allows to point an url towards the other one in a transparent way. in this way, you can link forum.my_domain to adress.my_forum.

Recorder of domains names have different interfaces, and thus different methods to create such CNAME.
However, in a general way, the process takes place as follows:

•Connect to your user account on the site of your domain name provider, and go to the DNS management.
•Check that the chosen sub-domain is not already used.
•In the generally entitled field "source", "origin", or "alias" enter the prefix of sub-domain (i.e. "Forum" if you want to use the sub-domain forum.my_domain).
•In the generally entitled field "destination" or " target host ", enter the original url of your forum, adress.my_forum.
•You will maybe have to inform the TTL (Time To Live): give the maximal possible value.

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Re: Domain redirection.

Post by MissFlossy on January 4th 2012, 8:24 am

Im sorry this all doesnt mean much to me, Im a beginner at this sort of thing. All we have is a Domain name and a forumotion forum. Do I just add the domain name to the forum? There wasnt anywhere on the domain site where I can point my name to another place that I can see.

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