My site is www.example.com and Bing Webmaster Tools keeping telling me to submit a sitemap for example.com, so it is possible to stop Bing stop bothering me the example.com?

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This functionality doesn't exist for Bing Webmaster Tools.

It considers example.com as your domain, whatever the subdomain you can use (www or something else). It's not a big deal, just take care of submit a sitemap.xml and choosing your preferred version by redirecting on to another on server side. If you use Apache as a web server, you can use these lines in your .htaccess (it redirects no-www to www version):

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.domain.com/$1 [L,R=301]
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    I always forward example.com to www.example.com, just not sure why Bing is asking for example.com/sitemap.xml..
    – Howard
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 16:20
  • If you already forward example.com to www.example.com, it's perfect. Just don't take into account the message from Bing, it just asks you a sitemap for website you configured.
    – Zistoloen
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 20:11

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