Hosting Australia Explains The Ins & Outs Of Domain Cloaking, Masking & Forwarding
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What does domain cloaking/masking and forwarding/redirection mean?

Cloaking and forwarding have the same meaning, and that is to use a frame within a website browser that disguises a URL as another. For example, a visitor enters your domain into the address bar, and it’s forwarded onto another server but retains your domain name.

Forwarding and redirection are actually a bit different, but on the surface they’re essentially completing the same job; directing one domain to another. A great example of this would be (an extra ‘o’) which redirects to

While the above may be relevant for those interested in hosting on free servers, for anyone running a commercial or community website, it’s important to have a full hosting package that removes the need for any redirects or cloaking. Have a chat with our team to learn further information – 1300 368 359.