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301 redirects on a non-existent site (the site was deleted)

Posted on 2014-07-17
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Last Modified: 2014-07-18
We had an old mobile site hosted by a 3rd party that has since been deleted. We've been advised to put in 301 redirects for specific pages from the old mobile site to the new mobile site. How do you do this on a site that has been deleted already? I know this can be done in IIS, web.config and at the page level but if it no longer exists, I'm not sure how to do it or is it even possible? Also, we have control over the old domain.
Question by:robanddeanna
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T.J. Couey earned 2000 total points
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If the site is no longer configured you can't configure a redirect. If you own the domain you could however configure a CNAME record in DNS to point the old sites A record to the new sites A record but you will need to configure your new web server to accept the host header of the old site. If you do this...

When you go to myoldserver.mydomain.com the browser will query DNS and you will be handed a CNAME record to go to mynewserver.mydomain.com, but your new server will see the request as myoldeserver.mydomain.com. You can then configure your redirects as needed.

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