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davidbabinec

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Hey guys,

I am looking for advice on how to technically solve this scenario.

So, I own over 500 domains and now building my own marketplace / website to sell them. I am looking at a way to redirect all of them to their landing pages on my newly built website.

It needs to look like this:

domain1.com => 301 redirect to => mymarketplace.com/domain1.com

The best way for me would be to have nameservers where I would point all current (and newly acquired) domains, and the redirecting script would do the rest. We have a script for the Nginx server that would take care of the redirect, however, the issue is SSL. As if anyone would access the domain via HTTPS, the redirect would not happen without SSL.

What are the options out there? Do you know about any way to install SSL in bulk for all domains without having to do it manually for each one?

I found dnsimple.com service which would be able to handle it, but it's too expensive.

Any help is much appreciated.
 
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davidbabinec

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Use Efty. Very easy.
Thanks for the reply. I am checking that, but seems that I can use only their landers on my domain, and not redirect it to my own website? Am I missing something?
 

DrJacoby

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Thanks for the reply. I am checking that, but seems that I can use only their landers on my domain, and not redirect it to my own website? Am I missing something?
You can use your own custom domain name as your marketplace.

As an imaginary example: DomainForSale.com redirects to YourCustomDomain.com/DomainForSale.com.
 

Reyal

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You can use your own custom domain name as your marketplace.

As an imaginary example: DomainForSale.com redirects to YourCustomDomain.com/DomainForSale.com.
thanks for the info might do that as well.
 

enterscope

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I use Cloudflare to redirect my domains.

Add the domain to cloudflare, then create Page rules to redirect.

My page rules look like this:

*domain.com/*

that will redirect all http, https, all sub domains, etc.

Of course adding 500 domains will be time consuming, but it works.
 
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Reyal

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I use Cloudflare to redirect my domains.

Add the domain to cloudflare, then create Page rules to redirect.

My page rules look like this:

*domain.com/*

that will redirect all http, https, all sub domains, etc.

Of course adding 500 domains will be time consuming, but it works.
you only need to sell 1 through that and the time is worth it.
 
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You can buy an hosting account that allows unlimited PARKED DOMAINS for example based on Cpanel or DirectAdmin.
Then you park all the domains and create your custom page.
I suggest a php script with the $_SERVER[HTTP_HOST] variable to detect the domain.
This method avoid redirect (that I don't like).
 

branding

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Hey guys,

I am looking for advice on how to technically solve this scenario.

So, I own over 500 domains and now building my own marketplace / website to sell them. I am looking at a way to redirect all of them to their landing pages on my newly built website.

It needs to look like this:

domain1.com => 301 redirect to => mymarketplace.com/domain1.com

The best way for me would be to have nameservers where I would point all current (and newly acquired) domains, and the redirecting script would do the rest. We have a script for the Nginx server that would take care of the redirect, however, the issue is SSL. As if anyone would access the domain via HTTPS, the redirect would not happen without SSL.

What are the options out there? Do you know about any way to install SSL in bulk for all domains without having to do it manually for each one?

I found dnsimple.com service which would be able to handle it, but it's too expensive.

Any help is much appreciated.

Do you run your own dns servers?
 

davidbabinec

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Cloudflare + Cloudflare page rule would fit your needs.

However, Cloudflare lack of bulk edit function with the web interface, you may want to buy an extra tools for bulk edit purpose.

This might be exactly what I need, however, I am on macOS and that software is for Windows only. Do you know about any alternative for Mac?
 

davidbabinec

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Do you run your own dns servers?

That's what I plan to do, the only missing part to that was SSL. I know that it's probably not that much important if users just go to the domain manually. However, I would like to have it covered all. Like there may be links from other websites or the domain may be still indexed with HTTPS.

BrandBucket does the exact same thing (I can't place links here, but any of their domains when accessed with https, just redirects you to their landing page on BrandBucket site) - So, I wonder how they do it on the scale.
 

branding

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That's what I plan to do, the only missing part to that was SSL. I know that it's probably not that much important if users just go to the domain manually. However, I would like to have it covered all. Like there may be links from other websites or the domain may be still indexed with HTTPS.

BrandBucket does the exact same thing (I can't place links here, but any of their domains when accessed with https, just redirects you to their landing page on BrandBucket site) - So, I wonder how they do it on the scale.

It's fairly easy. I'm on a holiday currently but drop me a DM and I'll give you some pointers once I'm back (next week).

Build a setup like what you're looking for before for some domainers.
 

davidbabinec

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It's fairly easy. I'm on a holiday currently but drop me a DM and I'll give you some pointers once I'm back (next week).

Build a setup like what you're looking for before for some domainers.

Thanks a lot. I already built it with Cloudflare and their API to bulk add all domains, so this actually seems to be good enough and with everything I need. I will let you know if I decide to change that!
 
This might be exactly what I need, however, I am on macOS and that software is for Windows only. Do you know about any alternative for Mac?

I just check it, no alternative tools are available if you want to do Cloudflare API bulk edit under GUI interface.
 

Bay Internet Group

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As for someone typing in https: //yourDomain.xxx I think that would be highly improbable. Also redirects don't need to have SSL. This just creates an additional unnecessary redirect (http->https->redirect->lander). Just use SSL on your lander (http->redirect->https_lander) to https: //mymarketplace.com/domain1.com
 
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Bay Internet Group

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Sorry I missed the wanting to preserve https links post so please disregard my last post.
 
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