.mac question about domain names

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chaseardoin7, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. chaseardoin7 macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2007
    ok, so i think that i am going to start using .mac. i just have one question, i am going to create a webpage in iWeb and publish it to .mac. my two questions:
    1- can everyone view this page, or do they have to have .mac?
    2- will it by my own domain name (www.(whatever).com) or will it be something like. www.mac.com/whaterver

    please help!

    -chase :apple:
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    1. Everyone can view it
    2. It will be something like homepage.mac.com/whatever. But you can redirect any URL to that page (whatever.com).
  3. chaseardoin7 thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2007
    so, that "redirecting" can be done in .mac or something? (sorry, i'm new to this :) )
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    iWeb pages, by default if published on .Mac, will be at http://web.mac.com/(username)/(sitename)/(pagename)

    Replace (username) with your .Mac username, (sitename) with the name of your iWeb site (you can have more than one), and (pagename) with the name of your iWeb site's page.
  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    As has been said, iWeb sites are available for anyone to view.

    To get your own domain name to point to your .Mac website, you need to register it, and have it point to the .Mac site. Apple does not do this for you. (Domain hosting is the only thing keeping me from dumping Yahoo as my primary email.) Domain registrars (like GoDaddy) can register a name for you, and have it point to any web address you want. This makes it so that when someone types in your domain, they get automatically forwarded to your .Mac website. My own works this way. I have it registered with Yahoo, but have it forward to my .Mac address. My domain is www.hurtley.org, but you'll see that you are immediately forwarded to web.mac.com/ehurtley/iWeb/hurtley.org. Most registrars can even do it 'transparently', so that you would only see your domain name, not web.mac.com/etc. GoDaddy calls this 'Domain Forwarding & Masking'.

    (Note that I am not endorsing GoDaddy, they're just the biggest name in the business right now, so I use them as an example.)

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