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I am not sure If this is the correct wording for it.

heres is What I would like to do:

I have a site called example.com (example :goofy: )

can I have myexample.com and examples.org all show the contents of example.com, but NOT be redirected but still show examples.org/index or /sales or /whatever just as the original while still keeping the domain name?

Is that possible?
If it is , how can one do it?
Is it offered by any regsitars at that lkevel instead of simple forwarding?

Thanks a bunch!
 
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You must be talking about MIRRORING. You probably need a host for that. AND some don't charge extra if you already have a paid account with them.
 

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Thanks nameslave.
What do you mean by host? i have a dedicated server (cpanel).
Is there some software that does that?

TIA!
 

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I think you have to point the domain.
It's been months since I set up a site like that.
But I did.
It's either domain pointing or domain parking. Both cpanel allows you to do.
 

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MediaHound said:
I think you have to point the domain. It's been months since I set up a site like that. But I did. It's either domain pointing or domain parking. Both cpanel allows you to do.

He seems to be referring to masking, aka frames forwarding, where the url of the forwarded site stays the same in the browser window after it's forwarded/redirected to another site. This is something I also have difficulty with.
 

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yes, thats what i mean.

the content structure of example.com stays the same, but the new site, called example.org 'feeds' itself from example.com
So:
example.com/data/new.html

is the same as example.org/data/new.html

so it looks like the domain has a site on its own but it is actually a copy of the first one, but to the user it will look like he is on a completely different domain/site from the URL.

Cant figure it out from cpanel yet...
 

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RealNames said:
He seems to be referring to masking, aka frames forwarding, where the url of the forwarded site stays the same in the browser window after it's forwarded/redirected to another site. This is something I also have difficulty with.


No I'm not.

I'm talking about if you have a domain

yourdomainormine.com

and that domain has a site, with a page faq.php
yourdomainormine.com/faq.php

right..

if you point the new domain to this site, if you go to

newdomainyouarentsurehowtosetup.com/faq.php it will in fact give you the faq page from the exisiting site and show it in the address bar as
newdomainyouarentsurehowtosetup.com/faq.php

Please dont mis quote me if you arent sure what I mean!

cPanel allows you to do this.
This is not masking or frame forwarding
It is either pointing or parking I can look it up like I said its been a while since I made a site have to do that.
 

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masking will not show the files after the domain, like /faq.html , etc ... you need to set your domain as an alias of the other domain so example.org/faq.html shows as example.com/faq.html
 

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Both of you are correct. cPanel can do this entry for you.
 

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Cpanel calls it "parked domains." Just "park" myexample.com and examples.org on top of example.com and it will do what you want.
 

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thanks!

Will try it out a bit later with cpanel.

Really appreciate everyones input!
 

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MediaHound said:
.....Please dont mis quote me if you arent sure what I mean!

Was referring to what Seeker was asking, the thread starter, not what MediaHound said about his request. I should have quoted seeker, not you, to avoid confusion.
 

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seeker said:
yes, thats what i mean.

the content structure of example.com stays the same, but the new site, called example.org 'feeds' itself from example.com
So:
example.com/data/new.html

is the same as example.org/data/new.html

so it looks like the domain has a site on its own but it is actually a copy of the first one, but to the user it will look like he is on a completely different domain/site from the URL.

Cant figure it out from cpanel yet...
Something to consider if you do what you are describing is you are "penalized" by the search engines. You have three identical sites, which will each "rank" in the search engines. The crawler identifies this and "drops" you in their rankings.

At least that how I understand it works with Yahoo.
 

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DonJ said:
Something to consider if you do what you are describing is you are "penalized" by the search engines. You have three identical sites, which will each "rank" in the search engines. The crawler identifies this and "drops" you in their rankings.

At least that how I understand it works with Yahoo.


Could you site a source of this information you are relaying to us?
 

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I heard that as well

If you go to domain-name-for-sale.org or buydomains.ws or domainbet.com or domainfare.com they will take you to domainturn.com seems keeping the listing is tough sometimes they fall off the search. I read that some search engines will not let you list if the domain to the same page. I wonder if you listed to different pages if that would work?
 

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