Custom DNS and URL redirection for your domain

The custom DNS and URL redirection features have now been released to production. Some of the things you can now do:

  1. Use your file storage area to publish files as a website, either in your own domain if configured through the Options -> Virtual Domains screen, or to http://yourusername.fastmail.fm (docs). Just login to your account and go to the Options -> Websites/Redirects screen
  2. Use your file storage area to publish a directory of photos as a photo gallery either in your own domain, or to http://yourusername.fastmail.fm (docs)
  3. Change the DNS for your domain to point to other servers. For instance, make http://blog.yourdomain.com point directly to a blogging service, or http://wiki.yourdomain.com point to a wiki service, or http://mail.yourdomain.com point straight to the FastMail login screen (actually this is already the default for all virtual domains who use the DNS at FastMail). Just login to your account and go to the Options -> Custom DNS screen
  4. Maybe the service you want doesn’t support domain mappings, so just use a redirect instead to redirect users who go to http://blog.yourdomain.com to http://yourblogname.yourbloggingservice.com. You can even “cloak” the redirect so people still see the URL http://blog.yourdomain.com rather than http://yourblogname.yourbloggingservice.com. Just login to your account and go to the Options -> Websites/Redirects screen and in the Create Website section at the bottom, make sure you choose Redirect to external site or Cloaked redirect in the Pushlish as section (docs). You can even do this for your FastMail username, so http://blog.yourusername.fastmail.fm can be redirected to your blogging service

These new features now provide enough DNS and URL management features that there should be no need to use a service like zoneedit anymore, it can all be controlled from within FastMail. For discussions on these features, please see this forum thread:

http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=48363

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