Custom DNS and URL redirection for your domain

Technical

The custom DNS and URL redirection features have now been released to production. Some of the things you can now do:

  1. Use your file storage area to publish files as a website, either in
    your own domain if configured through the Options -> Virtual
    Domains
    screen, or to
    http://yourusername.fastmail.fm (docs).
    Just login to your account and go to the Options ->
    Websites/Redirects screen
  2. Use your file storage area to publish a directory of photos as a
    photo gallery either in your own domain, or to
    http://yourusername.fastmail.fm (docs)
  3. Change the DNS for your domain to point to other servers. For
    instance, make http://blog.yourdomain.com point directly to a
    blogging
    service
    ,
    or http://wiki.yourdomain.com point to a wiki service, or
    http://mail.yourdomain.com point straight to the FastMail login
    screen (actually this is already the default for all virtual domains
    who use the DNS at FastMail). Just login to your account and go to
    the Options -> Custom DNS screen
  4. Maybe the service you want doesn’t support domain mappings, so just
    use a redirect instead to redirect users who go to
    http://blog.yourdomain.com to
    http://yourblogname.yourbloggingservice.com. You can even “cloak”
    the redirect so people still see the URL
    http://blog.yourdomain.com rather than
    http://yourblogname.yourbloggingservice.com. Just login to your
    account and go to the Options -> Websites/Redirects screen
    and in the Create Website section at the bottom, make sure you
    choose Redirect to external site or Cloaked redirect in the
    Pushlish as section
    (docs).
    You can even do this for your FastMail username, so
    http://blog.yourusername.fastmail.fm can be redirected to your
    blogging service

These new features now provide enough DNS and URL management features that there should be no need to use a service like zoneedit anymore, it can all be controlled from within FastMail. For discussions on these features, please see this forum thread:

http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=48363