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Load Website Under Different Domain Extension?

     
3:17 pm on Feb 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Is it possible to load a website under a different domain extension if that is the link they were sent to my website under?

I mean if someone came to my site under domain.com.au instead of redirecting them to domain.com; can they still navigate my website under domain.com.au?

Or would I have to duplicate my website under domain.com.au for this to work properly?

Thank you!
3:39 pm on Feb 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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While it's technically possible to have multiple hostname aliases in one virtual host configuration, that will introduce a URL canonicalisation problem.
301 redirect to the canonical hostname would be the proper response to those requests.
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Ok, so my only option would be to redirect domain.com.au to au.domain.com sub-domain?
4:14 pm on Feb 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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it's not your only option.
for example you could serve content from example.com.au and serve nothing or a redirect from au.example.com.
if you serve content from both, without specifying anything, your example.com.au urls will appear in the google.com.au index and the au.example.com urls will appear in the google.com and perhaps in some other country-specific indexes.