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I wanted to know if any of you have experiences in setting up a catch all sub-domain. To give an example:

1. I have a domain ****

2. I want all requests to *.**** to land at www.****


I thought i could handle this via a rewrite rule (simplified)


#To redirect any subdomain to www

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.mydomain\.com [NC]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$

RewriteRule ^/(.*) *****/$1 [L,R=permanent]


Added this to my .htaccess at my docroot and does not seem to work. Any pointers...



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Looks like i am not in luck. In my Cpanel i see that i have an option to redirect at resource level


http://****/foo.html ----> http://****/bar.html


I do not see a possibility to set it up at sub-domain level.


i do not want to create any sub-domain just want to catch requests to any sub-domain and route them to www.****


I tried creating a sub-domain with name * and it failed with an exception that stated could not resolve this to an IP

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Thanks for the addtional tip Rick. I do not have any plans to create an additional sub-domain yet. Nevertheless i will keep this in mind when i intend to create one.


Does this mean when i have to create a dedicated sub-domain, i will not have a working catch-all or is it that the manual intervention on the server will have to be redone (to function for the non-existent sub-domains).



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