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DNS Forward with parameters

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I have a main domain (e.g. www.LongDomainName.com) and a short domain (e.g. www.shrtdm.com).  

I have recently moved my corporate website into a fully hosted environment.  Previously, we hosted the proprietary CMS.  In my setup, I had IIS forward all requests for www.shrtdm.com to www.LongDomainName.com, including all parameters after the domain.

So  IIS would redirect requests for http://www.shrtdm.com/contactus to http://www.LongDomainName.com/contactus.  It was a wildcard redirect so it would work for any URL, not just predesignated ones.  

Since we moved the system to the provider, we can no longer touch the backend.  What I have currently done, is just point both domains "A" records to the same IP.  This causes a problem with SSL certificate.  Since, the short domain name gives users errors, since the certificate is for the long domain.

Can I redirect requests through the DNS system, rather then in IIS?

Thanks!
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