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Masking my URL? (8 posts)

  1. TBakerHR
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK...here's the situation. I have a domain (2 actually) and hosting that I am using. I want to start a blog and use some of the space that I already have. However, I don't want the URL of my existing domain to show up. For example, if my domain is "www.myfamilyname.ca" but I don't want anyone to know my family name, how can I mask it?

    Hope my question is clear.

    TBakerHR

  2. George Mamadashvili
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi TBakerHR.

    If your host allows you to add several domains, you can just attach new domain to it and install WordPress there.

  3. TBakerHR
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK...I get that. But what if I don't want to buy a new domain. What if I want to use the "www.familyname.ca" as in above, but somehow mask the URL when people go to my blog?

    Perhaps I can't and I'm thinking this through the wrong way.

    TBakerHR

  4. George Mamadashvili
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    TBakerHR

    I don't think that masking domain is possible that way.

    What about creating new blog on WordPress.com? e.g. "pseudoname.wordpress.com".

  5. You can make an add-on domain, if your host permits it.

    Add-On Domains are good if...

    • You have two domains mysite.com and my-other-site.com.
    • You want the two domains to be totally separate/independent websites.

    In order to have additional add-on domains you need to purchase them from a registry. Add them to your host (they'll tell you how) and they make a new 'install' in a folder.

  6. TBakerHR
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah...I thought about doing it on WordPress.com. But it was recommended that I don't do that but rather install WordPress on my own site. I think it may have something to do with Google search...can't remember exactly.

  7. What if I want to use the "www.familyname.ca" as in above, but somehow mask the URL when people go to my blog?

    100% impossible.

    If you want to use a URL, people gotta see it. How else are they going to get there?

  8. TBakerHR
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

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