Does Kentico needs license for domain alias

Manmath Kulkarni asked on August 23, 2017 14:54


I have website at .nl domain with Kentico license for this .nl domain. Also I want to redirect .ro site to .nl domain e.g. to

Likewise I need redirect other domains (all domains except nl) to as well.

How can this be achieved in Kentico. Kindly let me know if anyone have faced this already.

Thanks in advance,

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Trevor Fayas answered on August 23, 2017 16:49

Peter and Jan are both correct, depending on how you "redirect"

If you use the IIS Url Rewrite engine to redirect, or easier just set the domain to redirect to the main domain through your DNS, then you don't need a license since the redirect will occur before "Kentico" gets hit. This is the case that Peter is correct.

Jan is correct if you want Kentico itself to handle the redirect, as then Kentico needs to validate the domain (where it will need a license key). And you can obtain a domain alias for free after approval (following Jan's comment).

For simplicity though, if it's just to redirect, use Peter's.

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Peter Mogilnitski answered on August 23, 2017 15:05 (last edited on August 23, 2017 16:16)

No you don't need an extra license, since you don't want to run "" under Kentico, you just need to do a redirect. You have to point at your DNS provider your "" to your "" site. In Kentico you go to /sites/domain aliases and add a record for you "".

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Jan Šedo answered on August 23, 2017 15:47

Peter I think that every domain alias registered in Kentico needs to have a valid license key for it. These can be obtained for free as long as you own a key for main domain. Mentioned here:

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Manmath Kulkarni answered on August 23, 2017 20:50

Thanks Trevor, Jan and Peter for your valuable solutions. I need to decide which redirect i will use.But surely this will help a lot.

Best regards,

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