I'd like to provide a free URL redirection service with subdomains. For example, if 123.org were my domain, I would like a person to be able to register hostinglaunch.123.org and have it forward to a URL specified by them. I would like them to also be able to forward e-mail from lets say [email protected] to [email protected]. I'm looking for software that will allow me to do this, any suggestions, information or any other info would be appreciated.
I cant think of any software off the top of my head. We run redirection for clients if they order a domain but want to host it on like geocities and such. I'm sure it wouldnt be too hard to script using php or asp.
You could just make php edit your 123.org DNS record to add a CNAME or A record for that subdomain.
For our redirection service, we create them a tiny hosting account and have a frame sort of like this as the index page:
So they can have a 'stealth' or 'cloaked' URL that stays at their domain. I Guess it wouldn't be too hard for php to create a subdomain with that code in it as the index. The e-mail forwarding would really depend on what mail server you are using.
Yeah, just looking to give customers and non-customers this service. I don't expect any return on this, I just want to have it there. If a client wants another domain temporarily or something similar this feature can come in handy. It's not something important, just something that's there. Some cheap hosting packages might not want to buy a domain yet, I know some sites that want to try it out and if the project or whatever their websites about is a success, they'll upgrade to higher hosting and a domain name.