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DNS URL Redirect / Forwarding

steno1122 asked
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Last Modified: 2013-11-10
Our ISP manages all of our external DNS.  We currently have a URL that points to a pair of web servers that we will be retiring.  We want the URL to be redirected to a new set of web servers that has a new URL.  Basically what I would like to happen is when someone types http://www.xxxxx.com they are automatically redirected to http//www.yyyyyy.com (obviously xxxxx.com and yyyyy.com are just examples).  The redirect would also appear in their browsers.  I have no idea how to do this.  I initially thought a CNAME record would work but the old URL would still remain in the browser.  Can someone give me directions on how to do this?

User types in http//www.xxxxx.com in their browser > they are redirected to http://yyyyy.com and http://yyyyy.com appears in their browser.

Thanks for the assistance!
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Create an additional web site for each redirection on your web server and in home directory tab select redirection and type your new URL.

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SteveNetwork Manager

why not just replace the index.html on the old hosting site with something like :

<meta name="revisit-after" content="14 days">
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="1; URL=http://www.yyyyyy.com">
SteveNetwork Manager

or if you are retiring them.. then get the DNS changed to point to the new Webserver IP and add another host entry for that www.xxxxxx.com and point it to the virtual directory of www.yyyyyy.com

what web server software are you running ?
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