I would like some advise on redirecting a domain

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Howdy folks. :)

Here is my scenario... I have a website who is loosing its home shortly. Its new home will not be setup in time.

I would like to upload its (500 pages) to my own site temporarily, having its domain point to a subdirectory.

Then do the same when its new home is up and running using its permanent domain.

1. Any way of doing this seemlessly? (no down time)
2. Would this require permission from either host. (windows to windows)
3. If so which one, and what exactly should I ask for to eliminate confusion? And could there be an objection to this.
4. I do have admin rights to all domains at their registry.

Any, and all, suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks very much. :D
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I don't understand ... Are you losing the domain name or the hosting ... ?
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My host died. Sites will be down shortly, and it's taking me a while to set up their new permanent home.

USING FrontPage: I have since transferred their files to my own site into subwebs.

Hopeful, when the time comes, and if necessary, I will be able to point their domains to those subwebs. Probably as a forward?

If so, would I change their domain's dns to my site's dns, or to the registers dns and forward it to my subweb?

In either case, since I do have admin on the domains, do I also have to receive permissions from the register and/or my host to make it work?

Thanks Righteous
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Forward your domain using the domain forwarding option in yr domain management panel to your sub folder on the new server account.

or

If your host alows addon domains, then you could simple add that domain and just change the nameservers
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Hi John,
Forwarding is what I prefer as this is only temporary.
The question I have though is whose dns do I use for this temporary move when I forward?

IE: right now it is pointing at the host domain which is being dropped.
So in either case the dns must be changed and the permanent dns is not ready.
Do I use my own host's dns and will they require notice? or
Do I use the dns of the register where the domain sits and will they require notice?
Thanks for the advise. Jim
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There is a real easy way to do this with php, just put this script on the old page and replace <webpage> with the url your redirecting to

<?php header("location:<webapge>"); ?>
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@msj1013: Okay you can do that, but who is going to host the .php file
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if your host uses cpanel just login and set it up as an "addon domain",

hope this helps

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