Moving a Yahoo Store - Redirects

I am closing a yahoo store and redirecting the products to a new webstore at a different domain. Unfortunately Yahoo doesn’t offer any way to redirect the traffic to my new site. They also don’t offer .htaccess.

So I figured I would have to transfer the old site domain to my webhosting and create the redirects on my server. I want to create the redirects before transferring the domain, so when the transfer goes through I will not lose any traffic.

But I don’t know what code I need to put in the .htaccess file. I want to make sure I setup these redirects correctly because I won’t be able to test them until the domain is transferred.

So, how would I create a redirect if I want the following:

Redirect from:

I will have about 600 redirects to setup.

I tried creating a redirect in my cpanel for another site, just to see the result in my htaccess, but it seems like a really complicated setup.

It gave me this:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^arbormanagementassociates\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.arbormanagementassociates\.com$
RewriteRule ^about\.html$ “http\:\/\/arbormanagementassociates\.com\/about\-us\.html” [R=301,L]

If I have to put a backslash before every dash in my urls, this will take me forever to setup.

I also don’t know if I need to include the www and http://

Hope this makes sense! Thanks so much!


Until you decide, you can redirect the “secondary” domains to your primary domain. Then, your idea of using .org is fine and .net can be a personal website (terminating their redirections).



I am a little confused with the response. I was looking for the correct way to setup redirects in my .htacess file.



OMG! I was wondering where that response (to another thread, sorry!) went!

The quick answer is to recommend that you review the mod_rewrite tutorial linked in my signature. It includes everything from creating a test server (the mod_rewrite part), creating good mod_rewrite code and provides a number of coding examples for you to build from.