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hikeNM
Apr 10, 2006, 01:48 PM
All you experienced web developers out there, don't stone me, but....

I have a webpage through .mac(I've built with Dreamweaver.) How can I get a .com address that will direct to my .mac address? Obviously I know I have to purchase a domain, but how can I make that domain point to my .mac address?

Thanks



jsw
Apr 10, 2006, 01:54 PM
Many (most? all?) hosts will allow you to mirror, redirect, or otherwise allow visitors to your .com site to see your .mac one. It's something to ask before getting yourself a host (and most here recommend registering the site name with someone other than the host to avoid possible issues). However, why? Why not just use the .com address?

superbovine
Apr 10, 2006, 02:03 PM
http://www.godaddy.com

there are many others, i find godaddy good because of it's price and better than most customer service. any just google for more domain registers if you want another one.

jsw advice still stands though.

hikeNM
Apr 10, 2006, 02:10 PM
Many (most? all?) hosts will allow you to mirror, redirect, or otherwise allow visitors to your .com site to see your .mac one. It's something to ask before getting yourself a host (and most here recommend registering the site name with someone other than the host to avoid possible issues). However, why? Why not just use the .com address?

Did you mean, "why not use the .mac address?"

jsw
Apr 10, 2006, 02:14 PM
Did you mean, "why not use the .mac address?"
No, actually i was wondering why you'd get a .com address and then just use it to redirect traffic to your .Mac account... but I suppose I am also curious as to why you wouldn't just use the .Mac one in the first place!

I'm not trying to say you should do anything in particular - I'm just curious. :)

hikeNM
Apr 10, 2006, 02:19 PM
No, actually i was wondering why you'd get a .com address and then just use it to redirect traffic to your .Mac account... but I suppose I am also curious as to why you wouldn't just use the .Mac one in the first place!

I'm not trying to say you should do anything in particular - I'm just curious. :)

I use my web page to communicate with my family while I'm away from home. It's way easier for the url to be www.blah.com than www.homepage.mac.com/blah/blah----especially when my grandmother has to remember it.

jsw
Apr 10, 2006, 02:27 PM
I use my web page to communicate with my family while I'm away from home. It's way easier for the url to be www.blah.com than www.homepage.mac.com/blah/blah----especially when my grandmother has to remember it.
Well, I can't guarantee it'll be easy to remember, but tinyurl.com will let you get a small URL to link to your account - and it's free. Otherwise, consider buying a domain name and asking someone from MR to host it for you, as all it'll be is a redirect to the .Mac site (i.e., virtually no bandwidth whatsoever!).

And, of course, there are always bookmarks. ;)

hikeNM
Apr 10, 2006, 02:34 PM
Well, I can't guarantee it'll be easy to remember, but tinyurl.com will let you get a small URL to link to your account - and it's free. Otherwise, consider buying a domain name and asking someone from MR to host it for you, as all it'll be is a redirect to the .Mac site (i.e., virtually no bandwidth whatsoever!).

And, of course, there are always bookmarks. ;)

Yea, bookmarks are great until you have to tell someone what your url is over the phone or something. The shorter the better.

I'll check out tinyurl.com.

Thanks