I have the domain http://dropbox.tombrito.com/ (on GoDaddy) forwarding with masking to www.dropbox.com/sh/k6ypvx4y4kf0gu6/rdjxQ1b1OL

It was working fine some time ago, but now the result is a blank page (although the Dropbox's favicon appears correctly in the browser's tab title).

The DNS manager shows me a single entry with the name "dropbox":

 A  dropbox

Any idea what's wrong?

Related: Why my domain redirect on Google Apps is returning 404?


Masked forwarding uses frames to display the site being redirected to. For dropbox that does not appear to work. You may want to use use a regular redirect instead.



<frameset rows="100%,*" border="0">
  <frame src="http://www.dropbox.com/sh/k6ypvx4y4kf0gu6/rdjxQ1b1OL" frameborder="0" />
  <frame frameborder="0" noresize />

<!-- pageok -->
<!-- 06 -->
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  • The masked forwarding worked for some months. Maybe something changed in the Dropbox website? Not sure. Anyway, thanks for the workaround! Dec 10 '12 at 11:16
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    HeatfanJohn is correct dropbox is now sending the X-Frame-Options SAMEORIGIN header which will prevent most modern browsers from loading the page inside of GoDaddy's iframe. Try a changing dropbox.tombrito.com to a cname record pointing at dropbox. Dec 11 '12 at 2:44
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    Forget the cname part of my comment. A full redirect is really you're only option at this point, short of integrating with the Dropbox API and building your own page to display available links. Dec 11 '12 at 2:52

In Chrome's Inspector you get this error

Refused to display document because display forbidden by X-Frame-Options.

Two ways that should fix it:

  1. IFRAMES - Custom Domain Dropbox

  2. Add some PHP - Overcoming “Display forbidden by X-Frame-Options”

    <?php header('X-Frame-Options: GOFORIT'); ?>

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