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Domain masking is the act by which the real domain name behind a web page or website is hidden from the location bar of a user's web browser, in favor of another name. This is commonly accomplished through the use of iframes or URL rewriting.

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Retain URL With Slashes And Redirect To File

This has probably been answered several times but I can quite find the exact answer im looking for, I've tried a variety of examples but none do what I need. I'm trying to mask a URL to a one file ...
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How can I mask or park my url "example1.com" with this other "example2.com" in virtualmin?

I want example2.com to always appear in the address bar and show the content of my site example1.com. I applied this solution, but if I enter example2.com, it redirects to example1.com but the address ...
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Can a use a masked redirect from an alternate domain using the HTTPS of the main domain?

I have a domain redirected toward a server where my site is hosted secured with an SSL. So, if I enter https://site.example I get from my hosting server a page with the nice little padlock, the page ...
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How can I mask an AWS site with a domain registered with godaddy?

Basically this is a dumb situation where a company creates a cookie-cutter website (I do that for them) for one of their clients. This particular client has their own domain registered on godaddy ...
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Is it possible to mask a URL? [duplicate]

When a user goes to the site and request the following page: myworld.com/blog is it possible to deliver the contents from /blog/ from a different server which is the physical location for blog.myworld....
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Redirecting in NGINX with masking target URL

I've set up redirection on NGINX with the help of this answer and now I want to set up it with hiding redirection from user, i.e. keeping original example.com. Things I've tried: rewrite server{ ...
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How to mask redirect with Google Domains

For some reason, Google Domains does not have a mask feature. Is it possible to do this using custom resource records or synthetic records?
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How to redirect domain to server's ip address (problem with <frameset> from namechap Mask) [closed]

I have made a little website hosted on a server on a public network. So I've got a domain on namecheap to reach it easily, problem is that if I mask it to render it within a frame, and this doesn't ...
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Why hide .NET URL extensions and make them appear to be .html?

I'm new to the web engineering and I have done some searching for URL/Domain masking. In my company, my HOD asked one question during meeting and wants the answer in the next meeting. He asked that ...
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301 redirect with masking on GoDaddy

We are using GoDaddy platform to put meta tags. We have 200 domains name some for the brand; some are related to our product. We want to redirect (301) all of 200 domain names to our main one with ...
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Use same domain for two websites, depending on customer IP [closed]

Here's the scenario I want to know if possible and how: Scenario Domain (www.foo.com) at one hosting provider. Two websites, one at www.bar.com and another one at www.biz.com, each at a different ...
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Bluehost - Forward Subdomain with masking

I forwarded a Bluehost subdomain to my home server's IP address. When I enter the subdomain in my browser's address bar, it redirects fine, but it shows the numerical IP address and not the subdomain ...
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Mask URL to make the host URL invisible and use the main domain as WordPress permalinks?

I use one hosting for all of my domains (approx. 15 of them) and I have a WordPress installed for one of them. Let's say, my main hosting domain is: hosting.example.net And I have installed ...
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How do I use cPanel to redirect subdomain to a static IP with masking?

We have a hosted website, configurable through cPanel. Content that can't be hosted there (because it requires up-to-date PHP, which is "coming soon") is temporarily on another server. That server has ...
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How can I mask URLs with subdirectories to display the same URL?

We have a website called example.com I want these paths and their subdirectories: example.com/vip/members/alice/watch example.com/vip/members/alice/bag to be permanently displayed to visitors as: ...
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Does URL masking effect SEO?

Does "URL masking" effect SEO? For example: masking "www.domain.com/p/page.html" to subdomain.domain.com *Means everyone who visits "subdomain.domain.com", see "www.domain.com/p/page.html" page, but ...
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How to move SEO from a separately hosted subdomain into main domain?

I have a main domain: example.com and a subdomain: blog.example.com that I really want combined for SEO benefit, but my blog.example.com uses PHP which is not supported by my website provider on ...
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Client Provided CName record redirecting/forwarding to my domain with masking

I am looking for a solution to an issue that I have. In my scenario, I have a CName record provided by a client, www.example.com. When the user types in www.example.com, I need to redirect them to www....
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Path Forwarding with cloaking or masking [closed]

I have recently developed a website that allows users to have a sub-domain creation of our online store: www.USERNAME.example.com I need to offer the user the ability to have their own complete ...
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Can I use Route 53 with Amazon AWS to mask a subdomain?

I have bought my domain from GoDaddy and I want to host the website on Amazon AWS. I have already setup my AWS hosting account and have updated the NS records on GDdaddy to point to AWS using Route 53....
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Is it possible to use domain forwarding with masking without the use of iframe?

I never noticed this before, but one of my sites has domain forwarding with masking enabled, which is adding an iframe to wrap the site. This is bad for SEO and bad for responsive design. Is it ...
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Using .htaccess to get content from directory for sub-domain

I've read a tonne of questions on this and tried a few solutions, but I'm just not getting the results I want. I'm currently using: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^cp\.example\.net ...
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URL Domain Forwarding or Masking a Single Page?

I have a page on my WordPress site called mysite.com/group and it has a bunch of text content. I want people to be able to access this page from the URL mysitegroup.org so it uses the mysite.com/...
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How to transfer link authority but keep url?

I have this old site (let's call it oldsite.com), with excellent branding and authority, that I however want to gradually move to a new domain (newsite.com), better suited for a future concept. ...
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Redirecting domain to subfolder, one hosting account, avoid redirect loop. masking?

I have two domains (here are the actual domain names for simplicity): snapstarr.com fuselog.net I have one hosting account with GoDaddy, for the two domains. the primary domain is snapstarr.com. I ...
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Is a masked url re-direct hurting our rankings

I would like to know if a domain which we purchased and is re-directed to our main site is hurting seo. The forwarded url is being masked (and there is no way to turn this off). So say our main site ...
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Apache URL rewriting with masking and includes outside of DocumentRoot

I have an Apache 2.2.15 web server with the primary site at /web/mybiz which corresponds to http://mybiz.domain.com. We now have a new subdomain http://abc.mybiz.domain.com with the homepage living at ...
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Subdomain Masking, redirection already provided

I'm using a server which allows me to create and redirect subdomains. However, it is reflected on the address URL bar. What I want is to keep subdomain.domain.com as base URL for the subdirectories ...
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Showing content from pages at different URL's (masking), possibly with .htaccess

If I have URL's like:- domain.com/category/widgets/filter/blue domain.com/category/widgets/filter/red And it is pretty difficult to reconstruct them to something like:- domain.com/category/blue-...
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Does masking a subfolder with .htaccess have a negative effect on SEO?

My website is physically located at example.com/websitedirectory. I am masking the folder so that the document root folder is redirected to /websitedirectory and the folder is masked, so that it ...
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How to mask the "&" character in a URL

I have got a URL where the character & should not stand for a paramter. How can I mask it that it is interpreted like a normal letter?
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URL doesn't change on sub-pages or when leaving site

I'm new to the world of webmasters, so I haven't been able to appropriately search for an answer. I don't know the keywords that describe my situation. I registered hallienoelle.com and the .net ...
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How can I use domain masking without having self referral in Google Analytics

I have one old domain that points to a website's server's ip (let's call it www.oldsite.com). I have a new one, www.newsite.com, that is set up to be forwarded to a specific page on the website. Due ...
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How can I mask sub-directory to work as DocumentRoot for multiple domains pointing to the same location?

I am trying to mask sub directories to effectively work as DocumentRoot for multiple domains. e.g. I have two domains - domain1.com & domain2.com both pointing to the same location. I want ...
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How can I use .htaccess to rewrite different domains to different sub-directories, masking the sub-directory?

I have a shared hosting plan that allows unlimited addon domains, but they can only point to the public root (/). I use .htaccess to point different domains to their corresponding sub-directories. For ...
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URL masking with .htaccess

I need a hardcore programmer to help me with URL masking. So this is my situation. My website www.michaelfotograf.dk/blog/ is the main site that needs to be configured. I have another website/...
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Url redirecting/masking/proxying

Sorry about the title, I'm not quite sure what to call what I'm trying to do. Our university department (distance ed.) has two servers: a WordPress-only server and a main/everything else server. ...
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Masking a redirection in IIS7

My tools: IIS7 1 x Windows 2008 Server IIS URL Rewrite Module 2 (installed) My requirement: Mask the redirection of www.bob.com to www.abc.com/bob/index.html - the end user should not see the www....
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Domain forwarding with a dot com

Ok, I can't find this exact situation here, so here it goes... We have a website at somedomain.US At the time this was put up, someone else owned the .COM and .NET versions of the domain. This .US ...
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IIS 7: Masking real domain

I have a website with 2 languages. website.local/fr and website.local/en How can I redirect: myfrweb.com to website.local/fr and myenweb.com to website.local/en keeping the myenweb.com or ...
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Show index page of domain1 when user enters the URL of domain2

I have two domains: www.domain1.com and www.domain2.com. I want to implement the following scenario: Whenever a user enters www.domain2.com, the browser should display contents of www.domain1.com but ...
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siteground hosting forwarding

I would like to ask (maybe simple) question for you. I have a website which is called let's say www.website1.com on different hosting provider(siteground) I have www.website2.com Now,www.website1....
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Domain forwarding with url substitution in the address bar

I have a blog being served by a machine I have at home. Since the ip can change i set up a dyndns domain to always point to that machine. However, I purchased a more friendly domain (at godaddy.com) ...
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What is domain "masking" or "cloaking"? Why should it be avoided for a new web site?

What exactly is the domain name "masking" or "cloaking" offered by some hosting companies, (as opposed to redirection), and what are the various reasons it should be avoided when setting up a new web ...
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