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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    Can You Have a dot in a URL Past Domain?
    I was sitting on a call today, bored out of my mind, and this question popped up in my head and I am not sure of the answer.

    It would have to be done dynamically using rewrite rule in htaccess, but could you have something like the following?

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    www.more.com/bell/cow.com/
    My first thought is that a (.) dot past the main domain would cause a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    bored out of my mind
    Uh-oh that's never a good thing...

    I think I've seen it done by those blackhatters/spammers/scammers.

    It's just a name for a directory.

    Don't think you need to even bother with htaccess but I could be wrong.

    Now do you fall into that category on this bored day?

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    it's done at the domain level every day like domain.com.ar which is the extension here in Argentina, but that is top level and maybe not what your asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    I was sitting on a call today, bored out of my mind, and this question popped up in my head and I am not sure of the answer.
    Sitting on the what?

    I have some of my best thoughts while I'm sitting on the "CALL"

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    FYI Our web service datafeed client script produces URLs on some web hosts like...

    domain.com/shop.php/category/product.html

    ...and I've never seen any adverse affects in terms of serp placement or being booted of of an SE's index.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    I was sitting on a call today, bored out of my mind, and this question popped up in my head and I am not sure of the answer.

    It would have to be done dynamically using rewrite rule in htaccess, but could you have something like the following?

    Code:
    www.more.com/bell/cow.com/
    My first thought is that a (.) dot past the main domain would cause a problem.
    It's totally fine to have a dot anywhere in a URL, in a directory name or the filename.

    If you're going to put it into the .htaccess Rewrite pattern matching, you'll want to escape it with a backslash. otherwise a dot matches any single character (including a dot, so it'll work without a backslash, but it risks matching the wrong thing.)

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    It's just another character like a dash or underscore. As long as you have a folder named cow.com, it shouldn't cause any problems.
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    Characters after the top-level domain name at the end of the address like .html, .htm, etc. make up the file name that contains (or in the case of a dynamic site, temporarily holds) the information.
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