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Post by Azi on February 21st 2013, 5:14 am

yes yes, so i've bought my own Domain(hostgator) externally and i want to use it as a CNAME for my current forumotion board, and before you waste your time; i read this, http://help.forumotion.com/t7021-redirect-an-extern-domain-name-that-you-own-to-your-board and i don't have an option to edit the Host records or anything of the sort dealing with the management panel via HostGator;

Anyone ever worked with hostgator? all i see is http://img.chaosera.net/4y2he.jpg

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Post by Azi on February 21st 2013, 11:59 pm

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Post by SLGray on February 22nd 2013, 1:34 am

Please don't double/triple post. Your post need to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button instead!
Have you tried asking for help from HostGator?


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Post by Azi on February 22nd 2013, 2:31 am

@SLGray wrote:
Please don't double/triple post. Your post need to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button instead!
Have you tried asking for help from HostGator?

Yes, this has turned out to be quite the chore. I've bought the domain off of HostGator but they said to discuss all this i need to talk to my Host provider, which is myself, but i pay for my dedicated server through datashack, which doesn't have a live chat etc to work with. Theres a lot of options in my cPanel that could work but i don't know which. I just want my forumotion forum to read the domain i bought(example.net), ____.forumotion.net -> ____.net(domain i bought)

besides don't you think that link is a bit outdated? posted in 2007.

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Post by Sanket on February 22nd 2013, 9:13 am

Yes its possibly outdated, can't really fix it for different domain registrars.

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Post by Azi on February 22nd 2013, 8:58 pm

@Sanket wrote:Yes its possibly outdated, can't really fix it for different domain registrars.

yeah, that guide is definitely. I know theres a way to do it via cPanel in advanced or simple DNS settings but i just don't know how to do it myself.

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Post by Sanket on February 23rd 2013, 4:24 am

Honestly, i have never done it so I don't really have a clue about it at all.

Maybe, someone else will know.

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Post by ThunderD on February 23rd 2013, 6:36 am

I just did this today. In your cpanel, find something that says "redirects". Click that. Where it says "http://(www.)?", make sure the drop box next to it has your domain selected. Next, where it says "redirects to→", just put your forumotion address in there. Then just click add. Hope this helps.

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Post by Azi on February 23rd 2013, 4:59 pm

@ThunderD wrote:I just did this today. In your cpanel, find something that says "redirects". Click that. Where it says "http://(www.)?", make sure the drop box next to it has your domain selected. Next, where it says "redirects to→", just put your forumotion address in there. Then just click add. Hope this helps.

Haha Thunder thanks so much for some starting help, and that really is basically what i want to do except REVERSE. Does that make sense?

I want the URL ______.forumotion.net to LOOK like MY domain Chaosera.net so when you go to ____.forumotion.net OR Chaosera.net the website URL READS it as, Chaosera.net instead of .forumotion.net etc.

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Post by ThunderD on February 23rd 2013, 6:10 pm

@Azi wrote:
@ThunderD wrote:I just did this today. In your cpanel, find something that says "redirects". Click that. Where it says "http://(www.)?", make sure the drop box next to it has your domain selected. Next, where it says "redirects to→", just put your forumotion address in there. Then just click add. Hope this helps.

Haha Thunder thanks so much for some starting help, and that really is basically what i want to do except REVERSE. Does that make sense?

I want the URL ______.forumotion.net to LOOK like MY domain Chaosera.net so when you go to ____.forumotion.net OR Chaosera.net the website URL READS it as, Chaosera.net instead of .forumotion.net etc.

I see what you mean now. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to do that, unless you use credits to buy a domain. Which you won't be able to get the domain you want because you already have it. The only way that I can find is to just create a CNAME. That means "forum.Chaosera.net" Or something else with a subdomain. You can still have "Chaosera.net" redirect to your forumotion forum, just the address bar will show "<subdomain>.forumotion.net"

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Post by Azi on February 24th 2013, 5:28 pm

Yeah, i'm not interested in the domain being something like ____.chaosera.net; and yeah thats what i did while messing around, made my domain, chaosera.net direct to my forum but that doesn't really help much haha

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Post by ThunderD on February 24th 2013, 7:28 pm

@Azi wrote:Yeah, i'm not interested in the domain being something like ____.chaosera.net; and yeah thats what i did while messing around, made my domain, chaosera.net direct to my forum but that doesn't really help much haha

I've been trying to get it to work. Redirecting your domain doesn't work. The only way I can see it working now is if you buy a domain with credits.

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Post by Azi on February 24th 2013, 9:04 pm

@ThunderD wrote:
@Azi wrote:Yeah, i'm not interested in the domain being something like ____.chaosera.net; and yeah thats what i did while messing around, made my domain, chaosera.net direct to my forum but that doesn't really help much haha

I've been trying to get it to work. Redirecting your domain doesn't work. The only way I can see it working now is if you buy a domain with credits.

which i can't do seeing as i've bought the domain off of HostGator already.

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Post by Azi on March 5th 2013, 6:11 pm

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Post by Azi on March 12th 2013, 6:17 pm

bump

STILL REALLY NEED THIS

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Post by Leviosa on March 13th 2013, 9:37 am

Hello,

You can't make your forum's URL redirects to an external domain name if that's what you asked. Wink


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Post by Azi on March 13th 2013, 3:25 pm

Leeloo wrote:Hello,

You can't make your forum's URL redirects to an external domain name if that's what you asked. Wink

Ah.. well that would've been my first guess. I just wish i could use this domain i bought as opposed to it being useless now QQ.

Theres no way i can use my external domain at all?

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Post by Leviosa on March 13th 2013, 5:23 pm

Yes, you can use it by redirect it to your forum Smile
But not the reverse.


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Post by Azi on March 13th 2013, 5:55 pm

Leeloo wrote:Yes, you can use it by redirect it to your forum Smile
But not the reverse.

xD that doesn't help much at all seeing its a blank page,

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Post by Leviosa on March 14th 2013, 9:36 am

It won't be a blank page if it redirects to your forum.


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Post by Azi on March 16th 2013, 4:34 am

Leeloo wrote:It won't be a blank page if it redirects to your forum.

Well yeah lol but what i wanted was for it to stay the same URL

Enter in address bar, Chaosera.net, goes to Chaosera.forumotion.net but appears to stay as Chaosera.net

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