Domain forwarding issue


#1

I have a web site for a movie I’m producing, and the title changed recently. The film’s web site used to be http://www.TheFutureOfPinball.com, and now it’s http://www.Tilt-Movie.com.

I set up the appropriate forwarding on the “Manage Domains” screen on dreamhost, and it works fine: if you type “http://www.TheFutureOfPinball.com”, it changes to “http://www.Tilt-Movie.com” and goes to the correct (new) website. But if I put anything after the domain URL–for instance, http://www.TheFutureOfPinball.com/dvd.html--it doesn’t work.

Any idea how I could fix this problem?

Thanks!


#2

http://www.TheFutureOfPinball.com/dvd.html will first look for TheFutureOfPinball.com folder.

What is the name of Web Directory for the domain? It is listed in DH panel --> Domains --> Manage Domains

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#3

It’s ‘tilt-movie.com’. (That’s the actual directory name.)


#4

I guess you are redirecting a domain. It should be quite straight forward to redirect domain. You may want to refer wiki http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Redirect_Domain

I’m not sure how long it takes to propagate the change in the server. Shall we wait for some time if you just set up the redirect.

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#5

I’m confused by your comment…yes, I’m redirecting the domain. That’s how it’s set up now. But it doesn’t work when anything comes after the domain name (say, http://www.TheFutureOfPinball.com/buy.html). I’m trying to fix that one situation…any ideas?


#6

sorry to confuse you :stuck_out_tongue: i’m also trying to figure it out.

Is buy.html file in TheFutureOfPinball.com folder or tilt-movie.com folder?

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#7

Works just fine.

You can see for yourself here:

web-sniffer.net

Status code 301: check
Location header: check

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#8

Yes…I hadn’t had a chance to re-post here, but I fixed it. The problem was that in the redirect domain field on the “Manage Domains” page, I didn’t put a “/” at the end of the URL. (It was “http://www.Tilt-Movie.com”. When I changed it to “http://www.Tilt-Movie.com/”, it worked.)

Thanks.


#9

there it plays the trick. thanks for sharing your solution

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