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Re: Changing URL in Address Bar

"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> On Saturday 20 August 2005 06:58, Fly Cooter wrote:
>> In article <de43er$2k7f$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> says...
>>>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 
>>>>>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 
>>>".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 
>>>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.
>> NeatURL is only one of many free domain cloaking services on the web.  Do
>> a Yahoo of Excite search on "free domain forwarding" (without the quotes)
>> and there are plenty more to be found.
> As yet, the OP hasn't said anything with regards to the purpose of this.
> Surely it can deceive a few users, but it would not be a flexible case of
> cloaking as you are restricted to choose one of just a certain set of
> domains. It is probably better used for disguising long and ugly URL's
> rather than frauds. Anybody with 10 bucks can afford to get a top-level
> domain. Some ISP's give free Web space and I know professional hosts who
> charge as little $20 per annum.

Basically I have my own URL and I have a blog hosted by modblogs. The 
probably is, I would like to associate my blogname with my perosnal website. 
All things being equal actually - I would host my blog on my domain but 
modblogs doesn't allow me to do this. And I am not too keen on using movable 

So, I am not trying to deceive but rather tidy up the URL of a blog and 
associate it with my name.



as opposed to


- Kwaj 

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