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Re: Changing The URL

  • Subject: Re: Changing The URL
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 08:58:11 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.html
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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On Friday 19 August 2005 05:33, Fly Cooter wrote:

> In article <43054a08$0$21076$5a62ac22@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> k.oteng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says...
>>Is there anyway to force a change of URL in the web client?
>>For example - the address window reads http://aurl.com . Now I would like
>>it to change the URL name to, http://anotherURL.com .
>>I don't want it to switch to another page - I would just like to conceal
>>the server. Can this be done.
> It can be done but you need access to the domain you want to show.  You
> can't
> use just any domain you want.  Try this link http://www.neaturl.com/  This
> is a free domain forwarding service that lets you choose from a long list
> of domains.

Good point. When I set up fly.to/ and some of the other variants including
".to" around 1998 this seemed to have been transparent to the real site
location. Also, I know people whose dot com Web site is only a pointer to a
site hosted somewhere else (with a far less admirable address).

Having said all of this, there is not much /choice/. You are restricted to
use a domain (or subdomain or pointer) that is owned by yourself so only
/your/ address can be displayed in the address bar. For instance, re-direct
www.XXXXhiddenaddress.com to www.XXXXfakeaddress.com where
www.XXXXfakeaddress.com points to www.XXXXhiddenaddress.com.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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