Can I have a second domain name point to a specific page of my site?

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I have our site domain www.ka-ron.com which points to our home page.

Can I add www.favoritervparks.com (which I own through Yola) and have it point to a specific page on our site which is Favorite RV Parks?
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Hi rjk,

I think that you would be able to do this. I'm not quite sure of your vision though?

Do you mean that when favoriteparks.com starts up it automatically shows page-x of your other site? or do you want a menu item within your favoriteparks.com to re-direct to page-x of your other site. Your preference here obviously affects the process of working this out.
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@Gop, reading the above, I believe he means he has a page on www.ka-ron.com which he wants to be displayed through www.­favoritervparks.­com, masking that page for the domain.

If this is the case, would the DNS from www.­favoritervparks.­com need to be pointing to the host for www.ka-ron.com, and then adding www.­favoritervparks.­com as an "addon domain" on his hosting account with the other company, and then having it mask the page in which he has on his first mentioned website, located here: http://www.ka-ron.com/favorite-rv-par...

I have a code, which should work if you put your domain onto your host, because without looking, I don't think you are able to strip your yola site of all coding and replace it.

If you do point your domain to your hosting account for www.ka-ron.com, then here is the code for your secondary domain:

<frameset>
<frame src="http://www.ka-ron.com/favorite-rv-parks.php">
</frameset>


I have an example of this code, which I've used to put Yola's index page on a simple web-page which I created on my website, which can be viewed here:

http://j-shaw.co.uk/yola.html.

The above link is my website, and I've not "ripped" Yola's website in any which way. The code I used for the above page is:

<title>Yola - Masked on my domain</title>
<frameset>
<frame src="http://yola.com/">
</frameset>


Hope this answers your question, rjk1.
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Very elegant and well-done Jordan. Not something that I know and am very grateful to learn from your experience and knowledge. 5 stars :) Please keep following this thread if you can to support rjk if they so need.

I'm sure rjk will be very happy with this fix.
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Thank you, Gop. It's just something quick and simple for those who do wish to have pages display in frames on their sites, even when the pages are off the initial domain's hosting directories, as shown with my yola.com insert.

I hope it was the correct assumption and does fix his problem.
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Jordan

Both domain names are Yola bought and hosted.
There is no other company involved either in domain name or website hosting
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Would you be able to point your domain to a different website hosting company with the capabilities of adding your own code? If so, then you could try http://x10hosting.com/ (without the intention of getting you to move there), you could possibly point your second domain to that web host and add the code supplied above.

You could point your domain to the servers of a hosting company I'm assistant director of, in which to do the above. I would add your domain name to one of my websites, create an FTP account for you and then you'd be able to do the above through a remote file transfer protocol. (This way would mean I have access, though I would not touch your files).

The second option would mean you'd have to download the files from an FTP client (such as FileZilla) but would allow you the capability's of my suggestion of using
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Thanks for the input.

We will give things a try.
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Did it work?
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Sorry, I have not tried yet.
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Apologies to rjk,

I want to communicate with Jordan re framesets and this is a thread I think he is watching.

@Jordan,

I'm thinking of continuity here and people returning back to your referring site from the frame. I know a frame kills the back button and because it is a view from another website we don't have the convenience of the inbuilt menu. Is this system the same?

If so do you have or can you think of a strategy that allows easy return to the original site without the user having to be aware that the site maybe open in another tab already? (This is fraught with problems of people not understanding or being confused by this happening)

Thanks for your attention to this Jordan and I look forward to your response.
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Because it is opening in the same frame, the back button is at a disadvantage here, but I will definitely have a look and try to get it to work so that when you click a new link within the frame,, it heads back to the link requested and not just stays in the same frame.

Also, if you find it more convenient then you can e-mail me instead of clustering up the thread (If I do find how to do the above, I'll post it in a reply here too). You can e-mail me at: jordan.shaw@fastukhosts.com (Not to advertise the company) but I do check that e-mail often.

For now, I must sleep. It's half 2 in the morning and I've got to be up at 7am for college. I shouldn't be there very long, however. When I get back, I shall begin to try and get a solution for the above.

Regards,
Jordan.
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Well, the back button works in GC but the pages are still loaded in the frame.
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Thanks Jordan. It will be good to work on this and I hope that I can contribute something in the process. gop@designscent.com
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Hello,

Sorry for the extremely late reply. I'm not sure if you're able to edit the page HTML on a Yola site, unless it's a Yola Silver feature BUT with the frameset you are able to load a new page into the browser, or so I think. I've not tested it yet but it should work.

You'd need to have on the pages which are not for the new domain a simple link to the other domain which would then open the new page in a frame BUT adding target="_top" to the other links which are not the separate page (Favourite RV Parks or whatever your page is called)

That wasn't at all clear, but if you need further assistance, email jordan.shaw@fastukhosts.com and I'll assist you further there.
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Thanks Jordan.
Wonder if you could explain the difference between frameset and iframe?
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I e-mailed you a response similar to the above to gop@designscent.com. I'll e-mail you there again, instead of bumping this thread after it's been resolved.