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Create a URL Mask for Your Domain (Frame Redirect)

The following steps will teach you how to create a URL mask or frame redirect for your domain.

URL Masking or a Frame Redirect is a type of domain forwarding that loads the forwarding destination page while keeping the URL the same. To better explain, if the domain domain.com uses a Frame Redirect to http://www.google.com/ then when anyone views http://www.domain.com/ in the browser, they will actually see the Google page, while the address bar will still show http://www.domain.com/

This is opposite from a HTTP Redirect which would forward all traffic for http://www.domain.com/ to the URL http://www.google.com/ completely. The result is the google.com URL will show in the browser so that no mistake is made that the user has been completely redirected from the initial URL (domain.com).

Step 1
Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel using your Customer ID OR domain name and your password.

If you have only one package, you will land on the Administration page. If you have more than one package, select the package in question to reach its Administration page.

Package overview
Package overview

Step 2
Click Domain Center from the Domains panel.
Domains > Domain Center
Domains > Domain Center

Step 3
Click the arrow icon next to the domain name in question to display an options menu. Domain overview page
Domain overview page
Step 4
Select Edit Destination from the Domain Settings section of the options menu. Domain overview page
Domain overview page
Step 5
  • Select Redirect from the Destination section (A).
  • Enter the destination URL in the Redirect destination text box (B).
  • Select Frame redirect (C).
  • Enter a Meta Title for the web page (D).
  • Enter a Meta description. This is a short description of the website (D).
  • Enter Meta keywords. These are keywords that search engines will use to rank your domain in search results (D).
  • Click Save
Destination settings menu
Destination settings menu
Step 6
A confirmation page is displayed with a notice that it may take 10 minutes until the changes are complete.
Confirmation page
Confirmation page

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