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  • Ok, so I purchased a new domain name from GoDaddy and promptly changed the nameservers to HostGator, which is where my sites are hosted.

    I created a new mySQL DB and added a user.

    I added the new addon domain.

    My file structure is now /public_html/addondomain/

    My problem is the following:

    I can install WP in the root of my maindomain without a problem, but the URL is wrong.

    So I installed WP in the /public_html/addondomain/ folder. Again, no problem. I can access my blog through the URL maindomain.com/addondomain/wp-admin etc etc

    Still, that’s not what I’m looking for.

    I changed the options in WP so that the Blog URL shows addondomain.com

    The Permalinks automatically change to addondomain/X, which is fine.

    When I click on “visit site” or enter the addondomain URL in my browser I get some weird search engine that is using my addon domain name.

    Does anyone have any idea what might be the problem?

    Thanks and sorry for the long winded post… just wanted to be as thorough as possible.

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