I am starting a music blog at
www.domain1.com. That URL is an alias shared with
www.domain2.com which is just a domain I happen to have hosting with but is unused. In the future I may want to develop a site at
www.domain2.com as a portfolio site but for now I have
www.domain1.com that I want to use with my hosting.
At first I had
www.domain1.com forwarding to
www.domain2.com/domain1 and masking that URL so visitors would only ever see
www.domain1.com but the URL never changed when people navigated and not having unique URLs is bad for many reasons. I also tried that because it would allow me to be able to develop sites at both
/domain1. However, the unique URL thing is an issue. So I ditched that idea and I created an alias. Great! Now I have unique URLs. However now the same content displays at both
www.domain1.com. Not great.
My question is how do I tell Google that for the content that is at
domain1.com to index that site and don't credit
www.domain2.com so I avoid duplicate content issues?
Do I add this to the config file?
RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^(.*)$ domain1.com$1 [NC,L,R=301]