What is Web Site Pointing?
- If you already have web content or are creating content,
you can point your domain to any other web site or IP address on the Internet.
There ere are three powerful options for Web Site Pointing - URL Redirection,
URL Frame and IP Address Pointing.
Is there an additional
fee for Web Site Pointing?
- No, this is an added powerful free feature beyond your
domain registration when you use our nameservers.
What is URL Redirection?
domain is pointed to a specific web site on the Internet and the destination web
site address appears in the browser.
Q. What is URL Frame?
- Your domain is
pointed to a specific web site on the Internet and your domain name appears in
the browser. This increases perception of your domain name and helps brand your
What is IP Address Pointing
- Your domain is
pointed to a specific IP Address that you have been given by a hosting company
or other source. Please noted that A Address pointing works only on "Unique IP
address" or "Static IP address". In
addition, some hosting company may
limited each domain per hosting.
Please use URL forwarding with Frame
function in this case; otherwise you
may receive an error page.
Do I have to
use your nameservers to use Web Site Pointing?
- Your domain must use our nameservers to take
advantage of the free web site URL redirection and IP address pointing. You can
choose to use outside nameservers for any domain you would like to, but then we
lose control of the domain pointing and email forwarding features.
How Can I Set
Up Web Site Pointing And IP Address Pointing?
- Login in to your domain
control panel and scroll to the "Hosts" section.
Put in the following text on
the top two lines in this section for the domain control panel. Type or select
what is in quotations for each corresponding column:
RecordType: "CNAME (Alias)"
(The above record insures that web surfers will be
able to access your site
when they type in your domain name with or without
the "www" before
Address: "actual web site or page - http://www.yourname.com/index.htm
Redirect" or "URL Frame" (see note below)
(The above record redirects your domain name to another page on the
URL Redirect keeps the web page address in the browser / URL Frame
your domain name in the browser - this is your
Please note that when you change nameservers it can take
12-36 hours for the change to become live or propogated across the Internet.
The changes that you make described above in the "Hosts" section can be
pre-configured, so they will take place as soon as the nameserver information
has been updated in the whois database.
Future changes or updates to
website redirection and/or email forwarding with no changes in the
nameservers may take only 1-4 hours to update
(sometimes these changes are
updated within 5-10 minutes) - because the
information remains on the our
This is what it should look like when you're
IP Address Pointing
(Another option instead of "URL
Redirect" or "URL Frame" is to select "A
(Address)" for the Record Type.
This is only used when you want to point
your domain name directly to a
specific "IP Address". If you use this
option, in the Address column, type
in the exact numerical IP address. Please note that CNAME and A Address are
advanced options of domain name management services. They required a static IP
or unique IP address to achieve this. In addition, the hosting company may
restrict one domain per hosting. In this case, please consider using URL
forwarding with frame to achieve it. In our experience, we have two site and
some domains. However, as we are using shared web hosting with shared IP, we can
only use URL forwarding to forward domains.
Using CNAME and A Address required advance
techniques and with Nameservers techniques which we may not be able to support.
eNom.com has very less information on this. It
(CNAME & A Address) seems important for web hosting company but not to general
Please visit the following page to test-drive
the power of eNom.com's DNS system.
Try it before adjust the DNS, you may know the
result in advance.