Simple Domain Name Masking

Domain name masking displays the content of a website other than that of the URL. For instance, when your visitors type in, they will be shown content from 

There are a few ways you can achieve domain name masking, but the simplest technique is to rewrite the URL using your .htaccess file.

The .htaccess file is located in the document root folder of your primary domain, and you can edit it directly on the server with the help of your control panel’s File Manager.

 Simple Domain Name Masking

You can find the code you need to add below:

  • RewriteEngine On
  • RewriteRule “^currentfolder/?$ /newfolder

Replace “currentfolder” with the directory the content is currently in and “newfolder: with the folder of the new content you wish to present when the URL is loaded. 

When done, remember to save the file.


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