I just got a domain (first time) and set it up with Google Apps.

I was wondering if it was possible to set up personal websites for individual users on the domain using notation such as abc@xyz.com such that typing abc@xyz.com would take you to user abc's personal page and def@xyz.com would take you to user def's personal page.

I'm a newbie so be gentle :-)

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Not in the way you describe the URL would have to be yourdomain.com/username or username.yourdomain.com.

You could achieve this with Google sites which should be included in your Google Apps package. Basically have each user create their own site and amend the DNS to forward the user to the right URL.

  • OK... you lost me at amend... total newbie... I'll look that up and see if I can figure it out... Feb 24, 2012 at 14:51
  • Just out of curiosity.... I have seen sites that use the @ to specify user... is that only possible with SSL in a username:password@url.com situation Feb 24, 2012 at 14:52
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    In fact that's the way of specifying username and password for FTP. Feb 24, 2012 at 15:03
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    @paulmorriss OK. Now I'm confused. I just went to an ASPX website for a company I'm doing an Android app for. The website asked me for a username and password... instead of responding in the browser window I cancelled and appended the username:password@ to the website and it works. Are you telling me that website is FTP ?? (Can't give you the link, sorry) Feb 24, 2012 at 15:10
  • @SaadFarooq basically there is an FTP client built into some browsers and this is a way of passing the FTP login details in a url string. Feb 24, 2012 at 15:18

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