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Thursday, November 06, 2003

Domain Mapping

Posted by DavidNYC

If you arrive at the main page of this website via www.swingstateproject.com, the site should look normal. If, however, you try to get here by just typing in "swingstateproject.com" without the www, you'll get an ugly banner from Register.com at the bottom of the screen. For seemingly arcance technical reasons, I am unable to elegantly "map" the non-www address to the TypePad site and must instead rely on the clumsier technique of URL forwarding. Unfortunately, Register.com charges an arm and a leg ($49/year) for the privilege of "pretty" (ie, bannerless) forwarding, so I'm stuck with their free forwarding service. So if you come to this site and see that annoying banner, just retype the URL into your browser with the www this time, and voila! the banner will disappear.

And if any tech wizards out there have any good (ie, free) solutions to this problem, please let me know. Thanks.

Posted at 04:22 PM in Site News | Technorati


I think all you need to do is find someone with a DNS server who will setup a forward for you.

I don't really understand DNS all that well though.

Posted by: Luke Francl at November 6, 2003 05:02 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

David, I "think" I can help you out with this if you want to set up a mirror of the domain. That simply means that I can set it up on my server so that people looking for your domain are automatically forwarded tot he typepad site. I haven't done this before but it is easy to setup.

Posted by: Seamus at November 7, 2003 10:40 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

hey. I posted on your most recent blog, but I think I posted wrong, regarding the register.com forwarding thing.

here it is.

create a page.html

copy this into it (replace square brackets with angled):




go to register.com and forward swingstateproject.com to www.swingstatproject.com/page.html

Posted by: Poppa Deezle at September 20, 2004 07:50 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment