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Post by adukes_007 on March 29th 2011, 7:46 am

My custon domain forwards and masks the free forumotion name. I can still get to the free address. Is there a way to set it to default to my custom domain at all times? I dont want the free address competing with my custom domain in search results. Thanks

Example Forward:

myforum.forumotion.com
to
mydomain.com


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Post by Darren1 on March 29th 2011, 8:07 am

Hi,

When in your domain management, tick the box "Force redirection"

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Post by adukes_007 on March 29th 2011, 8:14 am

The domain is from Godaddy..so I'm not seeing the domain control panel in forumtion...is there still a way to force redirection?

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Post by gates0001 on March 29th 2011, 8:36 am

I bought a domain from domain.com and would like to set this up aswell

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Post by Jophy on March 29th 2011, 8:41 am

I don't think it's possible.

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Post by adukes_007 on March 29th 2011, 5:22 pm

Joph25 wrote:I don't think it's possible.
It looks like you might be right. I was just curious if there were a DNS admin panel that is available. The issue isnt too important because I get very few hits on the free sub-domain and it hardly ever turns up in search results. This thread probably can be closed now.

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Post by MrMario on March 29th 2011, 7:45 pm

Are you sure you want it locked?

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Post by adukes_007 on March 29th 2011, 8:00 pm

@MrMario wrote:Are you sure you want it locked?

Ca you give me some feedbck on my original question and then lock it? I'm sure.

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Post by Jophy on March 30th 2011, 3:53 am

It's always been a feature of Forumotion to redirect an old domain to the new one, you can suggest if you want or if there's none yet suggestion for this Wink

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Post by Darren1 on March 31st 2011, 2:20 am

Joph, a bit conflicting there lol.

Indeed, as I said, it is possible, this tutorial will assist you Wink
=> http://help.forumotion.com/t7021-redirect-an-extern-domain-name-that-you-own-to-your-board

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Post by adukes_007 on March 31st 2011, 2:59 am

@Darren1 wrote:Joph, a bit conflicting there lol.

Indeed, as I said, it is possible, this tutorial will assist you Wink
=> http://help.forumotion.com/t7021-redirect-an-extern-domain-name-that-you-own-to-your-board

I've already done the steps that are in the tutorial. When i type in my external domain name, my forum board shows up. The issue is that the free forumotion sub-domain still exists. What I am wanting is for people who go to the free forumtion address are redirected to using my custom domain name. I dont think it is possible.

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Post by Sanket on March 31st 2011, 5:55 am

General>Forum Address
Personalized domain name tab
Force the URL redirection :Yes
Save.

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Post by adukes_007 on March 31st 2011, 6:07 am

@Sanket wrote:General>Forum Address
Personalized domain name tab
Force the URL redirection :Yes
Save.

I'm not seeing a "force" button under the personalized domain tab. Here is a screenshot:


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Post by Sanket on March 31st 2011, 4:51 pm

Possibly, since you have got your domain name from outside forumotion.


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Post by adukes_007 on March 31st 2011, 5:29 pm

Yep, this custom domain came from GoDaddy. I'm thinking that the force redirection only works if I purchased the domain from Forumotion. Last night I redid my forwarding and found a mistake. It was set to forward WWW to godaddy via an "A" host record the godady server was supposed to forward to forumotion, and it also had a CNAME (WWW) for forumotion. I deleted the host record so that it goes directly to forumotion instead of using forwarding rules on the GoDaddy server. I'm just not able to mask the free forum name so that it shows my custom domain even though the custom domain is showing my site.

I think that it is okay that my subdomain.forum-motion.com address is still visible on the web because it seems like Google sees it as duplicate content and points everything to the more popular custom domain.

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Post by Sanket on March 31st 2011, 8:04 pm

So is this solved then?

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Post by adukes_007 on March 31st 2011, 8:24 pm

Long story short it cant be done because I dont have control over the DNS settings for my free forumotion sub-domain. Solved

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Post by MrMario on March 31st 2011, 9:39 pm

Solved => Locked

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