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03-26-2008, 06:11 PM
I have two domains that I want to use for a single site - the two domains cover a variation in possible spellings of the business name.
My question is what is the best method of handling this, should I use a page re-direct or should I setup the 2nd domain on my server (Apache) as an alias of the first with the ServerAlias directive?
Many thanks in advance,
03-26-2008, 10:02 PM
ask your dns to setup one domain as your primary and the other as an alias or secondary domain.
use the domain with the better/stronger rankings for your primary one.
03-26-2008, 10:24 PM
I already have both doamins registered, one has been online for 2 years the other domain I only just purchased.
I'm not clear about what you recommend that I do.
03-27-2008, 09:25 AM
the domain that has been online for 2 years...leave it alone. you'll want to use that one as your primary.
the second domain that you just registered...where ever you purchased it, go there and make sure that your nameservers are modified to point to the same hosting as your primary domain.
there should be a setting in domain account area that mentions "modify nameservers". Your hosting company uses specific nameservers so you'll have to make sure that your newly registered domain points to their servers.
you can check out the nameserver info for the domain that has been online for two years and just copy and paste the info into the new domain.
once you have that all setup simple email your hosting company and let them know what you want to do for those domains.
tell them you want the second domain to be setup as an alias or secondary domain. that way when someone types in the second domain it is automatically redirected to your primary domain that has been online for two years.
If worse comes to worse you can always upload a 301 redirect on your new domain and redirect it to the established 2 year old domain. but that could get a little more complicated because the method that you use will be determined by what kind of server you have. IE, Apache vs Microsoft.