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I am trying to redirect my web page provided by my university to my new personal domain.

I don't have access to all the nuts and bolts of the server, but from my ftp login I added a .htaccess file. In that .htaccess file, I added the line Redirect /index.html http://www.mydomain.com. However, this just gives me "Forbidden 403" when I try to access my university page now. What am I doing wrong?

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Maybe try a Redirect 301 / http://www.new.com, since right now you are redirecting only the page, index.html (though I would expect that to work). Otherwise, your school domain may limit the use of .htaccess, so instead you could do an immediate meta refresh in the index.html. –  nerdwaller Jan 15 '13 at 21:41
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Ask your college's information department. This has to be a regular occurrence (students with websites graduating) and if they are on top of things they will have a regular protocol/method for handling this request. If nothing else, it will keep them from claiming you're up to something illegitimate if a vulnerability scan sees your meta refresh and throws an alert.

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