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Can I keep my current web address?

Posted by on Monday, May 21, 2012 in FAQ.

Do you currently have your website at ?

Option One: Request ITS to redirect your current folder

If you would like to keep this address — and have it point to your new website on — simply fill out a request through ITS to set up a REDIRECT.

Go to this form:

Put your contact information in — and your CURRENT web address — and at the very bottom in COMMENTS OR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS — request that they redirect the directory and give them your new address.

e.g. Please redirect to

Option Two: Upload a redirect file into your current folder

Follow the instructions below for creating a redirect file in your current website.

Create a file named index.html and copy the code below into it. Replace the three instances of with your new address (e.g.

This will display a page for approximately 3 seconds to the user informing them that the site has been moved. It will then redirect the page to your new website.


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “”><html xmlns=””>
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=iso-8859-1″ />
<title>This website has moved</title>



<script type=”text/javascript” src=”” ></script>


<h2>This page has moved. Please update your bookmarks.</h2>
<h3>You will now be redirected to: </h3>
<h3><a href=”“></a></h3>