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I'm trying to write my mod_rewrite rules in my .htaccess file to fix the URL that shows up in the browser bar when visitors to to my site. I have a few options that I want my users to be able to enter. They should be able to enter something like:

and it should forward to

where is a URL that I own that's pointing to the site now. I've already got a rule that removes www. from the front of either of those, and I have a rule that will forward to, but if you go to, the URL in the browser bar shows up as

Any suggestions?

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<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  RewriteEngine on

  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?(aaa|bbb)\.xxx\.yyy\.edu$ [NC]
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301]
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Excellent, thanks! –  Kyle Oliveira Apr 27 '12 at 17:36

Use Redirect instead:

Redirect Permanent /

Put this inside a vhost that responds to both the hostnames:

<Virtualhost *:80>
 Redirect Permanent /
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