No-www refers to questions regarding the usage of domains without the A record www in front of the domain; topics may include questions regarding the removal of www, virtual host configuration, or the redirection process.

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www and non www can suffer duplicated content

Do you know if i should use canonical tag, or 301 redirection from http://mydomain.com to http://www.mydomain.com To avoid duplicated content penalty in case other pages link to the domain without ...
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Website on S3: Multiple subdomains to one Bucket?

I'd like to host a website on Amazon S3. What's the best practice to make a site accessible from both example.com and www.example.com?
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Google Analytics - www version and non-www version

We have been using Google Analytics for a site http://example.com (non-www version). In a recent update, we have moved the site to http://www.example.com (www-version) with a 301 redirect from the ...
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Trouble setting up DNS for VPS

I had registered a domain at namecheap and forwarded the DNS to my host at vps.net. The strange thing is, when I did that the site was showing up. I even uploaded files and everything was displaying ...
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www in Sitemap URL's

I was under the impression that www was deprecated but a lot of the sitemap generators seem to rather I use it. I know that Google doesn't like if I mix the two, IE if the URL of the sitemap is ...
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How to redirect domain.com to www.domain.com with DNS and IIS?

How can I redirect example.com to www.example.com using DNS / IIS? I wish to do this for an asp.net web site to prevent duplicate contents (Bad for SEO). I had 2 a record in dns (Windows Server ...
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How to setup site for no www

The company I'm working at handles the hosting our self. We got www.domain.com up now and we want to make the domain.com to work as well. We use IIS7. I have seen some articles and found one with URL ...
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When using Google Sites with a Godaddy domain, how do you alias example.com to www.example.com?

I know how to do this in an Apache2 config file and my own DNS configuration... But here I'm forced to host the site at Google Apps and the DNS at Goddady.com. What's the easiest way to alias ...
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no-www redirect not working / DNS A record

I'm far from an expert on this, but I'll try to be as clear as possible. I have an eshop solution leased from a company and it's hosted on their server. I can access it thru company.com/myshop and it ...
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How do I hide a 301 redirect from my root domain?

I was analyzing my webpage SEO using an online tool where I saw that my http status for my root domain name www.caliberequipment.com was resulting in a 301 redirect to ...
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What does WWW do?

To be clear: I am not asking whether or not I should use www in my url, or what the pros and cons are, that topic is well covered. I also wasn't sure if this was a Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or ...
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Will a 301 redirect help in maintaining proper page rank?

I have http://www.example.com/article Due to rampant content development by authors in my site, http://example.com/article has also been widely indexed by Google. Now, both are there roughly in ...
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GoDaddy URL forwarding while keeping relative path

I'm hosting my website on Google App Engine and my domain name on GoDaddy. Google App Engine does not allow you to have naked URLs. So it doesn't allow you to have example.com but does allow you to ...
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To WWW or not to WWW

I'm getting ready to deploy my Rails app. Currently whether you browse to it using www.domain.com or just domain.com you get the same site. I'm pretty new at this, so I'm looking for some wisdom from ...
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What is the best way to redirect my naked domain?

I have example.com, which points to web server using A records, I want to redirect all traffic from www.example.com to example.com. As far as i know these are methods, 301 HTML redirect from www to ...
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SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www?

After having read various articles on this site about WWW or Non-WWW website setup, here, here and here, and after having setup a correct redirection rule in .Htaccess to at least eliminate duplicate ...
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SSL Certification on both www and no-www domains

We've got our website running and HTTPS / SSL works just great. EXCEPT: when users enter http://www.mydomain.com and then enter the secure area and get directed to https://www.mydomain.com it works ...
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Do I add both www and no-www for my Domain in Google webmaster tools?

When register my site to Google webmaster tools, which one should I register? mydomain.com www.mydomain.com Both?
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DNS question and Google PageRank from domains

I'm not so good at DNS at all but I do know some basics. A while ago i have noticed, that my blog have different Page Ranks, PR 3 for domain www.example.com and PR 1 for domain example.com. In dns ...
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WWW.yoursite.com or HTTP://yoursite.com which one is futureproof?

http://yoursite.com www.yoursite.com http://www.yoursite.com yoursite.com Which of these would you choose as your favourite to work with, if you were to make a site for 2011 and beyond, which ...
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Different data for www and no-www in Google Webmasters Tools

My Webmasters Tools home page contains example.com and www.example.com in the sites section. There is a rewrite rule (301 redirect) on my server that redirects all requests from www.example.com to ...
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How to stop Google indexing both www. and no-www versions of my website

When I do a search of my site in Google it shows both: mydomain.com www.mydomain.com In my .htaccess file I added code to redirect the non-www version to the www version, but both versions are ...
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Proper way to move Google Analytics code from one site to another one

Currently, I use Google Analytics for www.example.com. example.com is also added to GA and shows "Tracking not installed". Recently I added rewrite rule (301 redirect) to redirect all requests from ...
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Why is www. working but no-www is not?

Right now my site runs on http://www.example.com but I need to run that without www also i.e example.com Can some body tell me here that how can i do that?
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Removing non-www support

I'm not an advocate of the no-www movement. I like the www because it adds as a buffer to distinguish between our public and private/static sites. The problem is that with one of our sites, our ...
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Should I include “www” in my canonical URLs? What are the pros and cons?

What are the pros and cons of having http://www.example.com/ vs http://example.com/? For example a problem I'm aware of is that if I use a domain without www I can't set a cookie for the current ...