On our main domain we are running a CMS which feeds several domains with different input. The domains are directed with A records to the main ip address. The htaccess works fine it will bring up the right pages if you type in a url, lets say www.ictzorg.nl It will show the url www.ictzorg.nl in your browser which is originally www.ckc-seminars.nl/Event/ictzorg/2013/NL

This is the htaccess code

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?ictzorg.nl$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.ckc-seminars.nl/Event/ictzorg/2013/NL/$1 [P]

Problem now is that if you click on a link on that page it will search for


It should direct to


and should be shown in the URL bar as

  • I'm not sure that I follow? Isn't this dependent on how you are constructing the links on the page?
    – MrWhite
    Dec 29, 2012 at 16:00
  • Hi, thats why I ask here I am really not into this. I seemed to me it must be doable with htaccess. there are always those 4 variables, Event/name_event/year/country What after the country name comes is always unique for each event. Dec 29, 2012 at 16:54

1 Answer 1


The rewrite rule you've written modifies both the domain, and the path, but you haven't updated the path in your page source.

You change ictzorg.nl to http://www.ckc-seminars.nl/Event/ictzorg/2013/NL/. Fine, that works.

But the link in the page source is: /Event/ictzorg/2013/NL/Page/451.

As it's a relative link, www.ictzorg.nl (the current domain in the browser) gets added to the front of it.

When it's clicked on, your rewrite rule then converts the www.ictzorg.nl to http://www.ckc-seminars.nl/Event/ictzorg/2013/NL/ again.

So the final url ends up having part repeated, like: http://www.ckc-seminars.nl/Event/ictzorg/2013/NL/Event/ictzorg/2013/NL/Page/451

Solution: get rid of the /Event/ictzorg/2013/NL/ at the start of each URL in the source of the page (or with an extra rewrite rule), because your rewrite rule will put it back.

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