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Renee Barber, post: 5023 wrote:
Hi Rick, I didn’t read every post about what you’re trying to do, but the word ‘cloaking’ reminded me that I’d read some articles that indicate Google gets a bit cranky about cloaking. A quick Google revealed this page: http://www.threadwatch.org/node/1774. It may be hogwash, but it’s worth investigating as the last thing you want to do is get banned by Google.

hi renee,

it is a different cloaking. in this case, cloaking is just an advance feature of dns forwarding.

redirecting and forwarding
hmm… how can i explain this? let me try. first, i start with redirecting and forwarding. in redirecting, if one click on a page, the user would be redirected back to the browser with a new url, then the browser would request for the new url. if forwarding, the user would be “forwarded” by the web server to the new url. in short, the user is not aware that the page that he or she is viewing is in a different url.
e.g. using forwarding
http://www.mygames.com –> forwarded to this site.
but to the user: the url that appears is http://www.mygames.com

e.g. using redirecting
the url that appears on the browser is http://www.mysite.com.au/mygames

why we need to use dns forwarding (with cloaking)
the problem with most dns forwarding (without cloaking) is that it behaves like a redirection instead.

having dns forwarding (with cloaking) behaves exactly like a real forwarding. most people would use this feature to register a new domain and using it by sharing with an existing host.

does this make sense?