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Old 06-18-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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I have bought/registered a domain name ( from and have set it up to forward to my IP address where my httpd is running. The problem is that when godaddy forwards to my IP address the address in the address bar changes from to my IP address (if that didn't makes sense go ahead and try to go to my website and you'll see the problem). This causes problems if, for example, someone wanted to bookmark my page. They would have to enter the URL manually. Godaddy provides a "solution" for this called "URL masking."

They do some trick where they point your URL to their server and load your page through a html frame (somehow your URL doesn't change to their server's IP address). The problem this causes is when someone tried to access a subdirectory on my server. For example, if someone tried to access they would get a page not found error because their is no subdir "pics" on godaddy's server with the html frame.

So basically how do I get the URL in the address bar to not change to my server's IP address when someone goes to my page.

Note: Sorry that this doesn't directly relate to linux, but I don't know where else to go. Thanks.
Old 06-19-2004, 01:49 AM   #2
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Why is your site being redirected through GoDaddy's server in the first place? Just change your DNS record to point directly to your own IP. Right now you have your DNS pointed to GoDaddy's server, not your's.
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