Domain masking gold URL Masking is the act of hiding the actual domain name of a website from the URL field of a user ‘s web browser in favor of Reviews another name. [1] There are many ways to do this, including the following examples.

  1. HTML inline frame or frameset so a frame embedded in the web site actually points to some other site.
  2. URL rewriting (eg, mod_rewrite) or aliases to have the web server serve the same page for two different domain names . [2]
  3. Virtual hosting whereby the HTTP server up reserves Several different websites based only upon the content of the “Host” HTTP Request Header .

Once the URL is masked it displays the URL mask rather than the original URL / domain name. [3] Masking does not affect the content of the website, it only covers the original URL / domain name. Domain masking prevents users from being able to view the current domain. [4]


  1. Jump up^ Hutchison, Tom (2008). Web Marketing for the Music Business . CRC Press . ISBN  9780240810447 . LCCN  2008020851 .
  2. Jump up^ “Masking URL” . 2007-12-09. [ dubious – discuss ]
  3. Jump up^ Will Bontrager. “URL Masking – Attainment and Prevention”.
  4. Jump up^ “Forwarding or Masking Your Domain”. 2013-12-10.