URL Redirection via DNS

Fr34k freaknetboy at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 24 14:49:27 UTC 2009

I think in Apache, URL redirection is done via "rewrite":

I hope this helps with the intial question since this at the application layer.
While this may help with the original question, this is now off topic.

From: Jeff Lightner <jlightner at water.com>
To: Pablo Arturi <parturi at bairesweb.com>; "Binmakhashen, Latif" <Latif.Binmakhashen at omnicare.com>; BIND Mailing List <bind-users at isc.org>
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 10:30:46 AM
Subject: RE: URL Redirection via DNS

Short answer:  No
Longer answer:  Only FQDN can be aliased with CNAME.   That’s not technically a redirect.   (e.g. mike.mydomain.com being CNAME to Ralph.mydomain.com is OK – however you can not make mike.mydomain.com/landingpage do anything because “/landingpage” is not part of the FQDN so has nothing to do with DNS.)
Minor Rant:  Why don’t web developers know how to do simple URL redirection and quit asking DNS Admins to do it for them?


From:bind-users-bounces at lists.isc.org [mailto: bind-users-bounces at lists.isc.org ] On Behalf Of Pablo Arturi
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 10:18 AM
To: Binmakhashen, Latif; BIND Mailing List
Subject: Re: URL Redirection via DNS
Or it's too much complex to me, or you're terrible wrong in concepts.
DNS has nothing to do with URL redirection, that's a web server job, or again, it's too much complex to me. :) What would be an example of what you want to do?
Hi guys,
Is it possible to setup DNS to redirect URLs in the address bar of an IE?
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