Last post Mar 11, 2006 11:51 PM by mannyd
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Jul 05, 2005 01:17 AM|smehaffie|LINK
Nick, ok, let's see if I understand this.
DNN install location: http://www.aweblife.com/portal
Registered domain 1: http://www.nathangoodman.com - points to http://www.aweblife.com/portal
In DNN, I create a child portal called 'nathangoodman'
Subdomain 1: http://pdkwatch.aweblife.com - forwards to the url http://www.aweblife.com/portal (instead of forwarding to a directory).
In DNN, I create a child portal called 'pdkwatch'
The end result of all this is that I should be able to go in my browser and visit http://www.nathangoodman.com and http://pdkwatch.aweblife.com and be able to design two totally separate websites. Do I have that right?
Jul 05, 2005 01:44 PM|ngoodman|LINK
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Dec 06, 2005 12:36 PM|dnnyogi|LINK
I am having the problem pointing multiple domains to one DNN install on godaddy, for them to work as different websites having different pages, skins , contents.
I installed dnn 3.0 on the root\Portal and pointed
www.domain1.com to this shared hosting account and it is working fine.
I registered www.domain2.com and wanted to point this domain to the same hosting account, but want this domain to act as a separate website sharing the hosting account and the database. I know that DNN supports multiple
website on one DNN installation which I have tried on my home computer but I am not sure how to configure it on godaddy for it to work.
These are the options I tried on godaddy
1.Domain Forwarding without masking - When I go to
www.domain2.com it changes the url to www.domain1.com
2.Domain Forwarding with masking - When I go to
www.domain2.com it keeps the url on the browser window as
www.domain2.com but on the status bar it shows
www.domain1.com\Home\Default.aspx and the DNN administration does not work
3.Domain aliasing - When I go to www.domain2.com it changes the url to
I would appreciate any help or if you can forward me to any website where I can get the setup help.
Thanks in Advance
Jan 20, 2006 03:55 AM|PCAssist|LINK
I also tried those same ways on GoDaddy, and none of them worked for me either.
What I have tried, based on piecing together bits from this forum and others, is creating sub-domains and forwarding them to my portal folder. I'm not sure if this will work because it takes some time for the subdomains to take effect, but
here's what I did:
I say SHOULD because I'm not sure if these steps are going to work because I haven't tested it yet. If they don't, I'd sure appreciate it if MannyD (The GoDaddy Man around here!) or someone else who has successfully got this to work to let
me know what I did wrong.
PC Assist Northwest
Jan 20, 2006 09:45 PM|PCAssist|LINK
Well, after some testing I got it to work, but I did have to change one thing.
Here is a MODIFIED step 4:
4. Create subdomains for all the Sites you want in DNN. Forward each of these domains to your DNN portal sub folder created during the manual install. (Ex:
www.mydomain.com/gddnn/subdomain1) You'll end up with a bunch of
URL's like subdomain1.mydomain.com, subdomain2.mydomain.com, etc.
Adding the subdomain1 folder is VERY important. This allowed me to host different portals, and edit them as separate websites.
Now, using the above steps, you can create Portal 1, Portal 2, Portal 3, etc. When you create a portal name, give it an alias of
www.yourdomain.com/GDDNN/Portal1 and then forward your chosen URL to the correct portal.
You can use a subdomain URL (i.e. portal1.yourdomain.com) and forward that to
- AND/OR -
You can use another domain name (i.e.
www.YourOtherDomain.com) and forward that to
Hope that helps you all!
Jan 22, 2006 08:10 PM|mannyd|LINK
That alias thing is pretty cool. Well if you want to do more than one domain on a hosting account, here is how I did it. When you first create the subdirectory to create the custom directory permissions, you want to keep it as short and general as possible.
I would go with something like site, host or maybe portal. It could be one letter or whatever you want. The case example for this would be
http://how2xbox.com. I created a deluxe asp account to host this site, it is the main site. Thus I created the subdirectory of xbox to do the permissions on. While good for search engines, not so great for multiple sites.
I should have gone with a subdirectory called site or something. Once you have done all that general installation and stuff, you need a way to get the domain to go to the subdirectory automatically. I liked the little asp redirect script at dotdesk. It is
called the ASP 301 Redirect for Multiple Domains and the link is here:
You just configure that script to point to the subdirectory you choose and thow it into the root of the hosting account. After we have done that, with any of the other domains you have in your account, you put them on the parked nameservers
and then apply the domain alias inside your hosting accout manager. Here is how to do it:
For example, if you have the domain "example.com" set up as an alias to the hosting account for "anotherexample.com," anyone browsing to "example.com" will go to the "anotherexample.com" Web site.
NOTE: You must host your domains with us in order to use our aliasing feature.
Once the domain is aliased and propagated to the hosting account. Go into your dotnetnuke installation and login as host. On the host menu, go to portals. Click on Add new portal and select parent portal with a portal alias of
www.domain.com/subdirectory. For instance, I did a test domain of www.linkoriginals.com/xbox and then add in whatever you want for the rest of the fields. Click
on Create Portal and voila, you should have a new site with a fully qualified domain name.
Here is some proof of concept for a little while:
Main domain http://www.how2xbox.com
Parent Portal 1 http://www.linkoriginals.com
Parent Portal 2 http://www.comixbin.com
Sorry for the lack of updates. I am trying to put all the tutorials under my reseller site domain at
http://www.airdepth.net . Due to intellectual property, I cannot show go daddy graphics or logos in my tutorials. So I will do it for my reseller store which will be the same thing! ^_^
Mar 11, 2006 11:51 PM|mannyd|LINK
Okay, here is the follow up with the tutorial now on my site: