My surname is Kirkby, but very often people mis-spell it, by leaving out the second 'k' and so spell it as Kirby.

My domain name is kirkbymicrowave.co.uk, but I took a guess that a few people at least would be searching for www.kirbymicrowave.co.uk. I'm wondering the best way to use this. So far I have

  1. Added a simple index.html, which explains the problem. That has


    in the header.

  2. Added a line to .htaccess

    ErrorDocument 404 /index.html

    so any file they search for that does not exist, will generate a 404 error, and give message they are on the wrong domain.

Have I done the best things? What should or should I not have done?

  • I mean the header has 'noindex, nofollow' as a meta tag for robots. – Dr. Dave Jun 10 '18 at 11:41
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    Have you considered a redirect? – Stephen Ostermiller Jun 10 '18 at 12:38
  • To clarify, you have registered the misspelled domain and this noindex meta tag and 404 error document are served from this domain? This will only catch users that specifically request the misspelled domain, not if they "search" for it - since it won't be indexed. – DocRoot Jun 10 '18 at 15:17

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