Custom DNS *and* URL redirection on beta server

We’ve been testing custom DNS setting on the beta server for a few weeks, and we’ve now added the ability to add redirects for your websites as well. These features are currently only available on the beta server which you can login at:

http://www.fastmail.fm/beta/

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, or to http://yourusername.fastmail.fm (docs). Just login to your account and go to the Options screen then the Websites/Redirects screen (beta only)
  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 screen then the Custom DNS screen (beta only)
  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 screen then the Websites/Redirects screen and switch to the Redirection Websites tab (beta only)

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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