Domain Masking

Masking redirects a domain to a website while maintaining the domain name in the address bar.

Setup Masking

  1. Login to your Control Panel at https://www.misk.com/cp/
  2. Click on your Domain Name
  3. Point the domain
    • For the main domain (i.e., www.example.com)
      1. Under Essentials in the top area, click Website
      2. Select Domain Masking
      3. Enter the Destination and Title
      4. Click Save
    • For a subdomain (e.g., blog.example.com)
      1. Under Essentials in the top area, click DNS
      2. Click Add Record and select Masking
      3. Enter the Subdomain you want (e.g., blog)
      4. Enter the Destination and Title
      5. Click Save

Advanced Settings

Title
The title is what you want the user to see at the top of their browser window. For instance if you visit https://www.misk.com/, that page's title is "Misk.com - Domains, Essentials, Email" and is shown at the top of the browser window.

Meta Keywords and Meta Description
Meta, in computer lingo, means 'about'. Therefore, Meta tags describe your domain name. Meta keywords are a tool used by search engines to locate web pages. It is good practice to use words that you would normally use to describe the content of your web site. For instance, if your website is used for displaying pictures, you would likely use "pictures" as a keyword. The meta description is another tool used by web browsers. In a search engine, the description (usually in sentence form) would be shown below the link.

Add <head> code
You can include JavaScript or other tags you want placed in the <head> section. It can also be used to add a favicon for your masked website. Visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon for more information on favicons.

Add <noframes> code
This can be text, links, or other code that will be shown to visitors with browsers incapable of viewing frames. You can include a direct link to your web site here in case your visitors cannot view frames.

Directory Masking

Misk.com offers Directory Masking which can "mask" the entire contents of a directory. You can have the URL in the address bar update with each page by making a few changes in your HTML code. To do this, you have to hard code your HTML links at the destination to include the target="_top" attribute.

Within the <HEAD> section of each page you can setup all relative links to include the target="_top" attribute. A relative link would be "/index.html" while an absolute link would be "http://www.example.com/index.html". You can enter "<base href="http://www.example.com/" target="_top" />" at the very end of your <HEAD> code on each page to apply that attribute to all relative links.

How Long will the Change Take?

When you first enable domain masking, an automatic dns change is made. DNS changes are made immediately and in realtime across our nameservers. However, due to dns record caching by internet service providers, it may take a few hours for everyone to see the changes.

If domain masking is already enabled, 
changes to the destination, title, and advanced settings take effect immediately.

Contact Support

support@misk.com

We generally respond within hours on weekdays. Holidays and weekends may take longer.

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