masking and redirect URL's

Posted on 2006-03-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I have a domain name (lets call it and I also have a subdomain lets call it

I would like for when people type in it points to and masks its header with

when someone types in it goes to a directory on the hosted machine

Anyway of doing that? Basically I dont want people to remember this long URL and would like it for it to be masked...any ideas?
Question by:duemes
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minichicken earned 168 total points
ID: 16209885
I know you can do it using HTML frames in your index.html file in your root of your domain
So the index.html file in the root of you can have this:

<TITLE>URL Masking Using Frames</TITLE>
  <FRAME src="">

This way, when people enter the index file will open but still have in the address.

Like wise with, in the index.html of

<TITLE>URL Masking Using Frames</TITLE>
  <FRAME src="">

i hope this help...

Assisted Solution

sk33v3 earned 166 total points
ID: 16251044
Well I would suggest that you not use frames when doing web development escpecially if you are wanting to web spiders to be able to crawl it. Instead I would suggest building a page with some sort of Server side scripting like then within the script request the url from the second domain then just write the response directly to the page content. Now optionally you could try to cache the file locally to your server but this can become tricky when you might be dealing with a dynamic page on the other end.

Assisted Solution

tayiper earned 166 total points
ID: 16296635

Well, I can only refer you to the free "" redirecting service:; I assume, it would be an ideal solution for your particular case. Otherwise the "Bravenet" hosting service: also features redirecting, while the "EuroDNS" one: too. In the later one you even get you own "full" domain name which is free of charge for one full year.

The other option is to use another type of redirecting; check out the "TinyURL": or "Urlx": sites.

I hope this helps !!


best regards,
Ivan Tadej, Slovenia


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