301 Wildcard. I don't think I am doing it right. Need domain1.com/keyword5 to go to domain2.com/keyword5. Instead it does this:

www.domain1.com/keyword5 goes to www.domain2.com (tld, root, not the keyword5 directory)

Here is my .htaccess:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain1\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.domain1\.com$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ "http\:\/\/www\.domain2\.com\/$1" [R=301,L]

PS: Can I do multiple domains on the same .htaccess? For example, I have 3 domains on the same public_html, can I 301 each of them like this?

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    Your rule at a first glance seem ok to me, did you add RewriteEngine on before the rules in your .htaccess? – Marco Demaio Dec 24 '12 at 18:00
  • Regarding your "PS", yes you can! – Marco Demaio Dec 24 '12 at 18:01

Your .htaccess actually looks OK-ish to me, in that it should work, although it can be simplified:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?domain1\.com$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain2.com/$1 [R=301,L]

The RewriteRule substitution is a string, not a regex, so no need to escape everything. In fact you never need to escape forward slashes in .htaccess. No need for the double quotes either.

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