.mac account + other domain name? problem

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  1. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Hey guys, quick question.
    I just bought a .mac account, but I have a specific domain name that I want to use (i.e. www.asdllakjs.com) Is it possible to host my files/info on the .mac account while using my own URL that I want with it?

    P.S. I'd be using iWeb to publish them. Sorry about the noobness, I'm just getting started doing this...thanks!
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes (somewhat), publish your iWeb site to .Mac as you would normally, and just have your domain redirect to your .Mac homepage.
     
  3. aricher macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    I registered my domain name with godaddy.com. In their account section they have a tab that says "domain forwarding. I just copy-paste the url that iWeb generates in that section so whenever someone types in my domain name it brings the to my .Mac account. Very simple. Check with your domain registry.
     
  4. Veritas&Equitas thread starter macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Thanks for the help guys! But I actually just returned my .mac membership and paid for webhosting through iPower for a year...so far it's worked out alright I guess...any problems that you may forsee in using it instead of a .mac account? Thanks!
     
  5. solvs macrumors 603

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    You can still use iWeb, just publish to a folder instead of .Mac. But you probably knew that already.
     
  6. Veritas&Equitas thread starter macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Thnx solvs, that's what I'm actually doing (using iWeb-->publish to folder-->upload via Cyberduck)
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    For the record, the following features are only available when publishing to .Mac
    • Enhanced slideshows
    • Hit counter
    • Password protection
    • Comments and attachments
     

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