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PermaWeb

What is a URL?
What is URL Forwarding?
How do I change my URL Forwarding?
Why would I change my URL Forwarding?
How can I tell what Forwarding URL I set up?

What is a URL?

URL stands for "Uniform Resource Locator". This is the "address" of specific sites and their pages on the Internet. For example, Bigfoot's URL (address) on the WWW is http://www.bigfoot.net. Over the past few years, URLs have been appropriated by more than just commercial sites or educational organizations. Users often put up their own pages, usually found on a subsidiary directory within a domain, like http://www.bigfoot.net/~nightshade. The problem is, that like e-mail addresses, URLs are contingent upon which ISP you currently use and aren't portable. So, if you change your ISP, you need to give everyone you know your new e-mail address AND the new URL where your personal webpage can be found.

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What is URL Forwarding?

URL Forwarding works just like our Bigfoot for life E-mail service. When you select your Bigfoot for Life address, you can define a URL where you would like us to redirect users to on the web. So, if you join Bigfoot, and are having us redirect your mail through USERNAME@bigfoot.com, you can set up a Forwarding URL of http://www.bigfoot.net/~USERNAME. If anyone decides to visit this URL via the WWW, we will automatically reroute them to your existing webpage. It's that easy.

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How do I change my URL Forwarding?

From our homepage, click on Email Forwarding. Enter your Bigfoot for Life address and your Bigfoot password. On the next screen are all the services to which you have access. Under the PREMIUM SERVICES listed, you'll note PERMAWEB. Click on it. The text will indicate the current URL that you have with us. In the field, there should be the URL where we currently redirect to. All you have to do is change the existing URL to the new one, and click on SAVE. All done! While you're there, though, you may want to verify that the e-mail ADDRESS we forward to is also correct. On your user profile, just click on the delivery method you currently use (Forwarding, Distribution, or Filtering) and verify that the account(s) listed are correct. Odds are, if your URL has changed, so has your e-mail address.

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Why would I change my URL Forwarding?

Any time you change jobs, leave school, or move, there's a good chance that you will need to change Internet Service Providers (ISP's). You will therefore be changing the URL that Bigfoot forwards to. All you need to do is provide us with your new Forwarding URL and we'll make sure that users get to your site promptly. You won't have to worry about telling your friends, family, or whoever else might be trying to access your pages; they have your Bigfoot URL and that's all they'll ever need in order to find you!

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How can I tell what Forwarding URL I set up?

Just follow the same directions for changing your Forwarding URL and your current URL! will be displayed.

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