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Aaah, so we get to the real question :D

You will need to first contact the host for the www.name2.com website and ask them to do it, basically. They will most likely ask you either to change the name servers for www.name1.com, or make ask you to just verify the change that they make. Unless, of course, the same host owns both, in which case they should be able to take care of it all!
 
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The best way to do it is on www.name1.com have an index.htm page like this:

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.name2.com/name3">

In that way when a user goes to www.name1.com they will be redirected to www.name2.com/name3.
 

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AdamsGuitar said:
Aaah, so we get to the real question :D

You will need to first contact the host for the www.name2.com website and ask them to do it, basically. They will most likely ask you either to change the name servers for www.name1.com, or make ask you to just verify the change that they make. Unless, of course, the same host owns both, in which case they should be able to take care of it all!
I contacted them and got some techno type who talked way over this country boys head... all I got out of it was they wanted to know the IP address of the location ( www.name1.com/name2 ) that I wanted it pointed to. Thats why I asked in the first post how do I find that IP address?

Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.
 

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That is why I suggest the index.htm page because it does not involve any dns changes and allows you to still use sub directories of the original site if you want to.
 

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Howard said:
The best way to do it is on www.name1.com have an index.htm page like this:

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.name2.com/name3">

In that way when a user goes to www.name1.com they will be redirected to www.name2.com/name3.

The domain that I wanted pointed to my website is owned by someone else ( my son ). I am doing this so he does not have to pay for web space since I have more than enoigh. His domain is a name only it does not reside anywhere yet.
 

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In that case he needs to contact the people that he registered the site with and supply the ip address of your site (which you should be able to get using any of the methods mentioned).
 

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Howard said:
In that case he needs to contact the people that he registered the site with and supply the ip address of your site (which you should be able to get using any of the methods mentioned).
Thats what I want to do but do not know how to get the IP. Can I send you a PM and get you to find the IP for me?

Thanks....
 

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Howard said:
That is why I suggest the index.htm page because it does not involve any dns changes and allows you to still use sub directories of the original site if you want to.
OK, I'm not only a slow reader, but poster as well...LOL...
 

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the other way is too look up the a record on the domain.

http://dnsstuff.com/

put in the domain in the "dns lookup" box", "A" should already be in the drop down menu then hit lookup.
 

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Or nslookup in dos prompt.

And in general it is better to send the redirect information in the headers of the page using some scripting language like PHP.... that way browsers don't even waste time downloading the page.
 

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