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Create a URL Mask for a Domain (Frame Redirect)

In this article you will find out 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.
If the domain domain.co.uk uses a Frame Redirect to http://www.google.co.uk, then when you view domain.co.uk in the browser, you will see the Google page while the address bar will still show domain.co.uk. This is the opposite from a HTTP Redirect which would forward all traffic for domain.co.uk to http://www.google.co.uk automatically.

Follow the steps below to create a frame redirect for your domain.

Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
From the Domains panel, click on Manage Domains.
Domains > Manage Domains
Domains > Manage Domains

Step 3
Click the arrow icon next to the domain in question to display a list of domain options.
Domain Overview page
Domain Overview page
Step 4
Choose Edit Destination from the list of options. Domain Overview page
Domain Overview page
Step 5
Select Redirect as your Destination (A) and enter the destination URL in the Redirect destination text box (B). Select Frame redirect (C) and enter a Title for the web page, the Meta description and Meta keywords (D). The Meta description is a short description of the website, the Meta keywords are keywords that search engines will use to rank your domain in search results.

Click Save to finish.

Domain Settings
Domain Settings
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