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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Should I use IIS or my DNS provider to redirect my naked domain to its www version?

How do I get the naked domain for my site that is typed into a browser (example.com) to automatically redirect to www.mywebsite.com. Would this be done on the internal IIS web server or through the ...
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www does not redirect properly after move to https

I recently moved my site (hosted on OpenShift) from HTTP to HTTPS. The domain name is registered at GoDaddy, but I use the DNS of Cloudflare. I had implemented a Cloudflare page rule to forward www to ...
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Need help getting 'www' working for domains and subdomains using Apache & DNS

I've searched through a lot of different posts asking this question and I haven't really seen a straight forward answer on how to get this working. At the moment, with the following settings, adding ...
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Apache Rewrite Rule non-www to www + http to https + remove trailing slash

I would like to accomplish the following: rewrite non-www to www redirect from http to https remove trailing slash e.g. http://example.co.uk should redirect to https://www.example.co.uk How ...
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www vs non-www ssl certificate?

We have a Drupal 6 shopping cart system that works fine on Apache/cPanel. We had an SSL cert for www.xyz.com through NS which expired 2 days ago. My boss called Network Solutions and they walked ...
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Is it necessary to submit sitemap to www and non www?

I have submitted my website to Google Webmaster Tools with both www and with no-www. I had made the domain without www to my preffered domain and have submitted a sitemap. My question is should I ...
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How to properly use Google Webmaster Tools (for “non-www” instead of “www”)

I'm trying to use Google Webmaster Tools correctly: I don't use the www in my website's URL, but just noticed that I must have entered the www when I originally added my site to Webmaster Tools a few ...
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Can forwarding https://example.com requests to https://www.example.com be a security risk?

I maintain a retail store's eCommerce website, provided by a 3rd party. The HTTPS links do not load ('ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT') unless you put in the WWW before the doman name. The HTTP links forward ...
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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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Best practice for using 'www.domain' vs. naked domain?

DreamHost gives me the option to use www for my site's URL, to remove www from the site's URL (i.e., "naked domain"), or let the visitor decide. Is there a best practice for this? I notice Google ...
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Is www redirection (301) essential or not?

I am new to SEO, and I have a website like StackExchange. I found one thing remarkably about my site is that www redirection (301) is not active. Analytical result is here. Is it essential?
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Are there any differences between URLs with and without “www” and “http://”

Are there any differences among these addresses? www.example.com http://www.example.com example.com
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Bing Webmaster Tools missing www [duplicate]

I've been using the Index Explorer and Crawl Information in Bing Webmaster Tools to identify 301 redirects & 404 errors. I've noticed however that all of the links are listed without the www. ...
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redirect www to non-www (CNAME needed?)

I want to redirect http://www.mywebsite.com to http://mywebsite.com. I would like to avoid duplicated content. Is 301 redirect in nginx sufficent? Is it needed for me to add a CNAME record? My ...
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How to show different pages for www and non-www versions

A simple (probably stupid) question: is it possible to show different pages for www and non-www versions of a website? I mean for example, www.example.com will show the content in /mainfolder and ...
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www & no-www issue after server migration

I've just changed my web hosting and edited my nameservers, etc. and uploaded the website onto the new hosting servers. This all went fine and without any problems. However, when testing the live site ...
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edited and reversed changes on .htaccess - site starts redirecting to .comindex.php/

Site is a Joomla 2.5 site. I wanted to add a non www to www redirect to the htaccess file, did so, then the redirection went mad, reversed but still the site redirects. When i click view site in ...
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Shifting from no-www to www and browsers' password storage

I created a website having user-registration system and invited my friend to join it. I gave him the link of no-www version: http://mydomain.com but now after reading this and this, I want to shift to ...
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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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Redirect non-www to www while preserving protocol

I am aware of the fact that there are tons of questions in this section and in server fault dealing with re-directions from non-www to www URLs. But I couldn't find one dealing with this issue while ...
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Use a custom domain and point to Tumblr blog

My domain mydomain.com is registered with GoDaddy. I wish to host my Tumblr blog on this domain with Nearly Free Speech hosting. My active nameservers at GoDaddy already point to my authoritative ...
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SEO/link-juice implications of 'www.' links versus links without 'www.'

I remember reading ages ago that it's a good idea to choose either www.domain.com or domain.com as your main URL and then set the other one as a 301 redirect to point to your domain? The reason ...
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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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Removing “www.” from domain name and SEO

We are doing a big redesign work on our website, and at least 50% of the website folders will be moved to new places with different names (i.e. many URL will be changed). Sure, Google will need some ...
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Why is Google PageRank not showing after redirecting www to non www?

I have a fashion website. I had redirected my domain http:// (non-www) to http://www domain and my preferred domain in Google Webmaster Tools was http://www. Now I have redirected http://www to ...
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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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.htaccess 301 Redirect [duplicate]

How do I make it so all traffic is directed for the entire site and all subdirectories from non-www to www Here is my .htaccess contents: RewriteEngine on <IfModule mod_suphp.c> ...
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Issue with google indexes | non www URL

I have a website which has URL of kind https://www.example.com (Please notice HTTPS and www). It is the only correct URL of the website and I also have SSL certificate for www URL only. I have added ...
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Using RegEx's in Multi-Channel Funnels in Google Analytics

For some reason, I can't get my multichannel funnel which utilizes RegEx's in the path steps to function -- it keeps coming back with no data. There are a few variables which may be holding things up, ...
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Google doesn't show “www” in results

After searching my site on Google I have found that the URL that is shown doesn't contain www at the beginning, why? This is my virtualhost: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName estebancortijo.com ...
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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 ...
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Cannot access area of site using www, without it works

Struggling with this one. I recently bought hosting and domain name. I have put a holding page on the site, plus installed wordpress in the directory /wordpress. Going to ...
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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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Confused about domain names

I am confused about the difference between http://www.example.com and http://example.com, is that true "www" is actually the subdomain of domain example.com? Do people usually redirect from ...
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www.*.us.com not being indexed, but *.us.com is on Google Webmasters

I've read the FAQ and searched the help center. My URL is http://www.etechsupport.us.com. I have also done 301 redirect of no-www to www. But www is not being indexed by Google and no-www is. My SEO ...
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Force url to use www [duplicate]

I'm confused about how to force my url to use www in the address. I have a .htaccess code like this: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f ...
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Site not accessible without www in url - Error 400 bad request

A site that I am developing works with the format www.domain.com but when typing the domain without the www i.e domain.com I receive a error 400 bad request. How can I enable non-www for my site.
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Need to remove www for only one sub directory from a domain

I have a domain like www.example.com. I need to remove www. from specified sub folder by using a .htaccess file. Example : www.example.com/blog should redirect to example.com All other sub ...
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With www or without www? Which is better to use [duplicate]

I have just bought a new domain www.reversehacking.com .... Which is better for SEO: http://reversehacking.com or http://www.reversehacking.com I think people will make more links starting with ...
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website won't work without www. on 123-reg [duplicate]

I've got a website that works with my custom domain name with the www. but when I type it in without the www. it doesn't show up, and I've had customers wondering if my website is down because of ...
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Difference between canonical and base tag

I am a little bit confused regarding the usage of canonical tags and base tags. I have placed canonical tag (rel="canonical") on my website because of my website opening with no-www. I have reviewed ...
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Why is ww35 used in some URLs? [duplicate]

A question asked on my website here http://www.wrangle.in/topic/av5b5ymlhoyc/what-is-the-difference-between-www-or-ww I want to give them answer but I didn't find anywhere on google. So I thought ...
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Access denied to visit a site without www

Why can I visit my own site: http://www.example.com but not http://example.com, which gives me HTTP Error 403 (Forbidden): The server refused to fulfill the request How do it fix it? I wrote ...
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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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Why does my site only work with a www in the URL?

I'm a bit confused as the following points: There is a simple text website, with no javascript, that works only with the prefix. http://www.mysite.corporation.com works but ...
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DNS records: make mydomain.com work without www

I am trying to configure DNS on my domain, however, I can only get it to work with the www prefix. Right now I have the following DNS A records: @ A 123.456.789 www A ...
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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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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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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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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 ...