Redirecting your domain to a URL
Spry's domain registration product does not include redirection. In fact, it does not include DNS hosting or web hosting of any kind. You must aquire DNS and/or Web Hosting elsewhere (our Shared Hosting product for instance.)
If you buy a domain anexample.com and want to redirect it to for example http://www.anotherexample.com/my/hosted/site you must purchase web hosting as well.
Why wasn't this clear when purchasing a domain name? I already have web space. What are my options now to use my name WITHOUT purchasing another hosting service?
When you use a registrar's redirection service, the registrar's server returns a 302 - Moved Temporarily HTTP response code.
Search engines like Google and Yahoo interpret this code literally - resulting in a multiple instances of your domains (i.e. example.com, example2.com, example3.com) in their ranking indices.
The effect of using a domain registrar's redirection service is negative - because there are multiple instances of your domain's content in the index, no one instance receives the ranking which should be assigned to it.
This is a very well-documented behavior - I suggest that you consider the following discussions of redirect behavior as it concerns search engines before you consider using a domain registrar's redirection service:
Last edited by DanL@Spry; 11-07-2008 at 11:25 AM.