URL Forwarding vs DNS pointing


#1

Hi, everybody.

I have a question regarding URL forwarding and DNS pointing.
What is the difference ? or Which one is better ? With is the effect on both ? is there compromises in speed ? What happens to the address bar in each case ?

I have a bunch of domains I previous had from GoDaddy and I want to link them to my hosting site in Dreamhost. I don’t know the difference between URL forwarding and DNS pointing. I would prefer the GoDaddy domains be displayed instead of the my hosted Dreamhost domain. But there is a draw back in doing I am very willing reconsider.

Thank you for your help in advance.

David


#2

URL forwarding will change the URL in the address bar. DNS pointing uses the right name for the right place, so the URL stays the same.

Forwarding: Typing exampel.com renames and sends you to example.com
Pointing: Typing in example.com sends you to example.com

I had most of my domains registered at GoDaddy, but host them here. Now I just have them registered them here as well. Set GoDaddy to use the DreamHost name servers for these domains.
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS