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Posted 09 May 2004 - 05:27 AM
I need help on a problem
I have a domain name pointed at another domain
The problem is ........ Not everyone can access the site by using the redirected domain.
This domain www.blackpoolmaps.com should point to my own website.
The company I host with say they can access it no problem
Me and lot's of others can't.
What can I say to these people to get them to understand what I want.
This looks bad when potential customers are trying to access the site.
Can someone please tell me in "laymans terms" what I need to do to sort this problem out. I need a step by step guide please.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 06:03 AM
Tracing route to www.blackpoolmaps.com [126.96.36.199] (m1h2.mediaone.net | .NET | Network) Hop 1 IP 192.168.xxx.xxx Time : 0 (proxy.lee-road.co.uk | .UK | United Kingdom) Hop 2 IP 188.8.131.52 Time : 30 (rasa3nrp4.manchester.broadband.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 3 IP 184.108.40.206 Time : 30 (rasa3nrp6.manchester.broadband.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 4 IP 220.127.116.11 Time : 30 (not resolved) Hop 5 IP 18.104.22.168 Time : 50 (core2-pos4-1.manchester.ukcore.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 6 IP 22.214.171.124 Time : 30 (core2-pos5-2.bletchley.ukcore.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 7 IP 126.96.36.199 Time : 20 (core2-pos15-1.ealing.ukcore.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 8 IP 188.8.131.52 Time : 30 (transit1-pos4-0.ealing.ukcore.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 9 IP 184.108.40.206 Time : 30 (t2c1-p8-0.uk-eal.eu.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 10 IP 220.127.116.11 Time : 110 (t2c1-p5-0.us-ash.eu.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 11 IP 18.104.22.168 Time : 130 (ixp1-ge2-0.us-ash.eu.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 12 IP 22.214.171.124 Time : 110 (need.reverse.for.wcg.com | .COM | US Commercial) Hop 13 IP 126.96.36.199 Time : 111 (hrndva1wcx2-pos14-0.wcg.net | .NET | Network) Hop 14 IP 188.8.131.52 Time : 150 (anhmca1wcx3-pos6-0-oc48.wcg.net | .NET | Network) Hop 15 IP 184.108.40.206 Time : 210 (sndgca1wce2-pos3-0.wcg.net | .NET | Network) Hop 16 IP 220.127.116.11 Time : 280 (sndgca1wce1-calfregional-gige.wcg.net | .NET | Network) Hop 17 IP 18.104.22.168 Time : 341 (m1h2.mediaone.net | .NET | Network) Done Tracing route to www.blackpool-hotels-map.co.uk [22.214.171.124] (ns.hostingseries31.net | .NET | Network) Hop 1 IP 192.168.xxx.xxx Time : 0 (proxy.lee-road.co.uk | .UK | United Kingdom) Hop 2 IP 126.96.36.199 Time : 30 (rasa3nrp4.manchester.broadband.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 3 IP 188.8.131.52 Time : 30 (rasa3nrp6.manchester.broadband.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 4 IP 184.108.40.206 Time : 20 (not resolved) Hop 5 IP 220.127.116.11 Time : 20 (core2-pos13-3.manchester.ukcore.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 6 IP 18.104.22.168 Time : 30 (core2-pos13-1.bletchley.ukcore.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 7 IP 22.214.171.124 Time : 30 (core2-pos5-3.ilford.ukcore.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 8 IP 126.96.36.199 Time : 30 (transit2-pos4-0.ilford.ukcore.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 9 IP 188.8.131.52 Time : 30 (t2c2-p8-0.uk-ilf.eu.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 10 IP 184.108.40.206 Time : 630 (166-49-208-2.eu.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 11 IP 220.127.116.11 Time : 80 (t2a1-ge6-0.uk-lon1.eu.bt.net | .NET | Network) Hop 12 IP 18.104.22.168 Time : 30 (ge-0.linx.londen03.uk.bb.verio.net | .NET | Network) Hop 13 IP 22.214.171.124 Time : 30 (p16-7-0-0.r01.londen03.uk.bb.verio.net | .NET | Network) Hop 14 IP 126.96.36.199 Time : 110 (p16-0-0-0.r80.nycmny01.us.bb.verio.net | .NET | Network) Hop 15 IP 188.8.131.52 Time : 110 (p16-0-1-3.r20.nycmny01.us.bb.verio.net | .NET | Network) Hop 16 IP 184.108.40.206 Time : 180 (p16-0-1-1.r20.mlpsca01.us.bb.verio.net | .NET | Network) Hop 17 IP 220.127.116.11 Time : 170 (p16-2-0-0.r00.mlpsca01.us.bb.verio.net | .NET | Network) Hop 18 IP 18.104.22.168 Time : 211 (p4-1-0-0.a00.dnvrco02.us.ra.verio.net | .NET | Network) Hop 19 IP 22.214.171.124 Time : 180 (p1-0-2-0.a00.dnvrco02.us.ce.verio.net | .NET | Network) Hop 20 Error: Request timed out Hop 21 IP 126.96.36.199 Time : 180 (data393-2.border9.den.pnap.net | .NET | Network) Hop 22 IP 188.8.131.52 Time : 200 (core-b.v23.ge-2-7.Internap-2.edge2.data393.net | .NET | Network) Hop 23 IP 184.108.40.206 Time : 200 (v17.hosting.data393.net | .NET | Network) Hop 24 IP 220.127.116.11 Time : 341 (ns.hostingseries31.net | .NET | Network) Done
most likely explanation is the registration agent (TUCOWS) may have put the wrong name server details in.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:45 AM
First, I assume you knew they were doing a Frame Forward. That'll keep the blackpoolmaps.com in the address bar, if that's what you're going for. IMO a standard old 301 redirect would work better and keep you from having dupe content on two sites.
Second, there appear to be some DNS issues that could be causing a problem. Head over to DNS Report, plug your domain into the box on the left and you'll see what I mean. You may need to give that address to your host too, so that they can see what you're looking at.
Most of the warnings there aren't problematic. The ones that concern me the most is the NS TTL Discrepancy about 1/3 of the way down and the very last one, CNAME Lookup. I'm not sure why they would have a CNAME for blackpoolmaps.com pointing at a totally different domain, but judging by the sub-domain it's pointing at I'm guessing that's pointing to a DNS server.
Extra work for sure, since a second DNS Lookup is going to be required.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 01:35 PM
These are only "web forwarded" at the moment to
I dread the thought of exact content problems
Posted 09 May 2004 - 03:56 PM
Quick and dirty tutorial (for Windoze)
- Open Notepad or any other Text Editor on your computer (don't use Word and the like because it'll add extra stuff).
- Open a New file and insert the following:
Redirect 301 / http://www.blackpool-hotels-map.co.uk
- Save the file and name it htaccess (Windoze doesn't like to let you name files starting with a dot
- FTP the file to the root level of your other domains' web space
- With your FTP software Rename this file to be .htaccess
- Use this tool to make sure the server is returning a 301 header on the forwarded domains. Or you can also use a tool like WebBug to see the server headers.
- Use your browser to go to the main index page and a few interior pages of the old site to make sure it's forwarding properly. Note: If you use IE don't always believe what it says in the URL Address area, because I've noted that sometimes IE isn't changing this area to reflect the actual address, even though it's happening.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 05:35 PM
Windows doesn't mind, but Notepad (and most other text editors) do. Put your filename in quotes when you save it and you can use any extension you want, including .htaccess
Save the file and name it htaccess (Windoze doesn't like to let you name files starting with a dot
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