Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

If I own example.org, example.com, example.net, and want visiters to view the same site no matter what address they go to, should I redirect two of the addresses to the third, or simply serve up the site without redirection regardless of the addresses used?

share|improve this question
I would be curious to extend this question to include whether it makes any practical difference whether you have http:// redirect to www. or other combinations. or should that be its own question? – Damon Jan 7 '11 at 3:27
@ Damon, I know it makes a difference in google analytics.. I often see two stats for the same page, one with www and one with http://. – payling Jan 7 '11 at 13:31

Use one domain as a primary domain and redirect the other two to it. Otherwise, besides confusing your users, you will incur duplicate content penalties from Google which obviously are not a good thing.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.