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Remove the Useless WWW from DotNetNuke

If you're like me and find the use of WWW in URLs both unnecessary and annoying then here is a little tip for you to easily remove it from all your urls. Note: Before you proceed make sure you have an DNS (A) record setup already for your domain with and without the www. DotNetNuke provides a FriendlyURL Provider that allows for regular expression matches in Host Settings. Here you can create a new rule that removes the WWW and issues a 302 redirect to the non-www domain. Create a new rule that:
  • Matches: (.*)www.(.*)
  • Replaces: $1$2

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