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Multiple Domains one Website

have two domains that i would like pointing to one website.
one site has the FQDN i.e. companyx.com
And we want another domain that we own (own both domains actually) i.e. notcompanyx.com
to point to prior site with getting 404 errors or Page Not Found, Site Not Published Errors
all help is greatly appreciated
looking for simple and quick
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
The best thing to do is set up a 301 redirect for domain2 to domain 1.  That way it does not matter if somebody types in domain1.com or domain2.com, the server will always redirect to domain1.com.    This method will help with your seo.

In order to do this, we need to know a little more information.  

What type of server are you using?  Are you on shared hosting?
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David ElebuteSystems ConsultantAuthor Commented:
unix server
but only working on the DNS side of things actually
dont host the site, but trying to get new domain redirected to old domain and have both point to same website pages
delebute
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
To start with you will point your domain2 dns A record to the ip of domain1.  http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/680/managing-dns-for-your-domain-names the instructions will depend on your registrar.  

Next you have to add domain2 domain to your current hosting of domain1.   If you have a control panel this should be point and click.
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David ElebuteSystems ConsultantAuthor Commented:
gotcha
im pointing domain 2 to domain 1 currently (thus the 404 error)
are saying just add an a record with domain 2 name in domain 1 info?
btw, using network solutions
delebute
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
2 steps.  1) point domain to ip via DNS at netowrksolutions  2)on hosting service accept domain by adding A record and probably CNAME.  This is done by editing the DNS through your hosting service.
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David ElebuteSystems ConsultantAuthor Commented:
thank you, getting ready for TP/Hurricane Isaac, did not get back to this until now.
delebute
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Good luck with that...
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