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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 17th Mar 17, 7:58 PM
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    domain fowarding and facebook (resolved now)
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    • 17th Mar 17, 7:58 PM
    domain fowarding and facebook (resolved now) 17th Mar 17 at 7:58 PM
    I have a simple web based forum (motorcycle related) held on a free hosting site (proboards)

    I bought a simple domain from fasthosts , nice and simple call it bikebike.co.uk

    domain fowarding enabled and it works , redirects ok , HOWEVER in facebook the link shows highlighted , www.bikebike.co.uk , the UK is not highlighted ??

    I have tried an alternate address to test www.lep.co.uk in facebook and that works correctly


    is there a prob with the redirected site , as google finds it ok
    Last edited by pappa golf; 18-03-2017 at 9:18 AM.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 17th Mar 17, 9:40 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 9:40 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 9:40 PM
    When you say in facebook, do you mean when you post the link in a normal post it appears like that ?
    If that's not what you mean , could you explain a little more what your trying to do ?


    Does the link work if you post it here ? are you preceding it with http:// ??
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 17th Mar 17, 10:17 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 10:17 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 10:17 PM
    andy , I use a page/forum/group on facebook a closed one that you have to be admitted to , this site is regarding a brand of motorcycles , as you know postings dissapear down the page and a week later another person asks the same tech question , and the roundabout goes around

    I set up a forum , nothing to hide , http://sinnis.proboards.com/ BUT a lot of browsers say its not safe??? , I bought a domain called www.sinnishmc.co.uk (two bike makers) and have been to control panel and redirected it , all works in google (try both) BUT facebook will only highlight www.sinnishmc.co and misses the important .uk off of you link to it , the proboard works ok , i,ve been peeing about redirecting to other .co.uk websites so google cache might !!!! up ............

    if I redirect to my local newspaper and then post a link in facebook , it shows the full link?
    Last edited by pappa golf; 17-03-2017 at 10:21 PM.
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 18th Mar 17, 12:29 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:29 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:29 AM
    What happens if you redirect to another forum on proboards.com?
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 18th Mar 17, 12:32 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:32 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:32 AM
    no idea ,I dont know any
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 18th Mar 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:18 AM
    problem now resolved
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 18th Mar 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:25 AM
    problem now resolved
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    Care to tell us how? It's a bit rude to ask a question, have people try to help you, then sort it out but not explain what the resolution was.
    • EdwardB
    • By EdwardB 18th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
    This is what happens when silly browsers put warnings on sites just because they are not HTTPS.

    Buying a domain would not change that unless he was hosting the forum on his domain and then buying a security certificate.

    Redirecting might be seen in itself as insecure.

    I suspect noticed he could turn off warning for non HTTPS.
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 18th Mar 17, 2:20 PM
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    • #9
    • 18th Mar 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 2:20 PM
    ok was possible facebook that were not updating , after a few hrs (this morning ) things seem to be sorted , the original posts with links had to be delated , but now transfer correctly
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