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Issue 111: Create a document entitled "How to remove "WWW" from your Domain Name and
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Closed:  Dec 2007

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Project Member Reported by, Nov 23, 2007
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Create a document entitled "How to remove "WWW" from your Domain Name and
why it matters"

Read information on the No-WWW website to learn why it's important to not
use the WWW portion of a domain name.

Explain how to use an .htaccess redirect command to redirect all traffic to using this code (instructing the
reader to replace with their domain name.)

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewritecond %{http_host} ^ [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$$1 [r=301,nc]

Note: This .htaccess method of redirection requires Apache Mod-Rewrite
module enabled.

Finally, example how to define 'preferred domain' using Google Web Master
Tools and why that matters.

Skills Needed
Ability to install XAMPP, download and install Joomla! on a localhost using
default data. Ability to review software and identify features. Good Open
Office Writer and communication skills.


Work Product
Attractive, correctly written explanation. Use logo and color scheme.

Extra Credit (optional)

Time Limit
4 weeks. 
Nov 28, 2007
I claim this task.
Nov 29, 2007
Project Member #2
Task claimed by davydov.stas

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2. Create a new forum thread in the Google's Highly Open Participation Contest Board
(,487.0.html ) using the # and name of your
claimed task (ex. 11 - Create a module listing a random set of articles excluding
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3. Introduce yourself and share the description of your task. If you want specific
help, indicate what would be helpful.

4. Your task mentor (and likely other members of the community) will introduce
themselves to you and provide you with guidance needed to complete the task assigned.

5. This is a necessary part of completing your task. Communication is a key aspect of
an open source community and the forums are the focal point of that communication in

We are eager to meet you and help you be successful with your task. Good luck to each
of you in the contest.
Status: Claimed
Nov 30, 2007
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Dec 1, 2007
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Dec 1, 2007
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Joomla! Forum Thread,238632.0.html
Dec 19, 2007
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Dec 19, 2007
Project Member #7
Task closed.

Thanks so much!
Status: Closed
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