OK, I’m missing something here because I already see a blog at that URL.
drmike – he wants to have the www in the beginning of the url.
Thanks Vivian. Then his answer is found in this thread where Mark explains
There is www and no-www.
When the domain mapping code was written we [sysadmin at wordpress.com] needed to decide which we would use because using both would not be a good idea. We chose the no-www.
This is a no-can-do but certainly nothing to grieve over because the ‘www’ and ‘paston-cooper’ should not coexist within a link like that. According to drmike, 30% of the folks on the internet, as well as, most search engine spiders can’t follow such a link.
Been trying to figure out how to explain this:
The 30% is when folks have a URL with three names and tack on the ‘www’ to it in addition as a forth.
It pretains to a bug to the early attempts with load balancing. I’d have to go find the RFC and/ or docs covering it and that’s not somethng that can be looked up easily in a search.
edit: I gotta admit that I myself am torn on the dropping of the ‘www’ bit but only from a SEO position. I had a Google PR of 6 with http://www.tdjc.be When I put in Matt’s plugin to remove the ‘www’ bit, I dropped down to a 4. But the subdomains remained where they were at 4-6. Not a biggie but it is an ego thing.
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