Domain Pointing

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Introduction to Domain Pointing

Domain Pointing allows you to point your domain at another URL and redirect email sent to your domain to a catch-all email address. This function is available only to owners of the "Domain Pointing Package".

Pointing your domain

To point your domain, enter the new URL in the "Point your Website at this URL" textbox. If you want the "pointed" URL to appear in the browser's Address/Location bar, check the "Show pointed URL in Address/Location Bar" check box. Click the "Next" button to complete the operation. The results of the operation will be displayed at the bottom of the page.

Changing the pointed at domain

To change the "pointed at" URL, enter the new URL in the "Point your Website at this URL" textbox. If you want the "pointed" URL to appear in the browser's Address/Location bar, check the "Show pointed URL in Address/Location Bar" check box. Click the next button to complete the operation. The results of the operation will be displayed at the bottom of the page.

If you attempt to use the new "pointed at" URL and your browser displays the previous "pointed at" URL, this is due to the fact that browsers cache URLs. If this happens, ensure that your browser downloads a fresh copy of the page by clicking the browser's "Refresh" (Reload in the case of Netscape) button.

Retaining the pointed URL

To retain the pointed URL, click the "Show pointed URL in Address/Location Bar" check box. If you select this option, your pointed domain's URL will appear in the browser's Address bar after being pointed. If you do not select this option your domain will be re-directed to the "pointed at" URL. The "pointed at" URL will appear in the browser's Address bar after being pointed.

Removing domain pointing

To remove domain pointing, leave the "Point your Website at this URL" textbox blank and click the "Next" button to complete the operation. The results of the operation will be displayed at the bottom of the page.

Tracking hits to your pointed domain

To keep track of hits to your pointed domain, point your domain to a default page in the "pointed at" domain. This default page must contain a "Meta" tag with the "http-equiv" attribute set to "refresh" and the URL set to your "pointed at" home page.

This forces the page to reload the "pointed at" home page and as a result, hits to your "pointed" domain will be counted and included in WebStats reports.

Example:

If you want to point a domain called mycar.com at the domain yourcar.com, in order to keep track of hits to mycar.com, you should point your domain at a default page in yourcar.com (e.g. yourcar.com/default.html) and this page (default.html) should include the following "Meta" tag:

<head>

< meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.yourcar.com">

</head>

All hits to the page default.html will indicate a hit on the pointed domain (mycar.com).

Forwarding your email

This option allows you to redirect email sent to your pointed domain to a catch-all email address.

Creating a catch-all email address

Enter an existing email address in the "Forward all Email to this address" textbox and click the "Next" button. The results of the operation will be displayed in a panel on the "Domain Pointing" page.

Changing a catch-all email address

To change a catch-all email address, enter another existing address in the "Forward all Email to this address" textbox and click the "Next" button. The results of the operation will be displayed in a panel on the "Domain Pointing" page.

Removing a catch-all email address

To remove a catch-all email address, clear the "Forward all Email to this address" textbox and click the "Next" button. The results of the operation will be displayed in a panel on the "Domain Pointing" page.

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