Directing Mistyped Domains

Sub DomainsToday I wondered what would occur if someone visited my domain, but mistyped the sub-domain name (i.e. erik.forsbergville.com, instead of eric.forsbergville.com).

There are a couple ways to account for this type of user error:

The Specific Method

If you want to be specific, you can create A Record‘s with your DNS provider that logically direct to the intended sub domain (so in my example above, I would create a new A Record that points “erik.forsbergville.com to eric.forsbergville.com.

The Catchall (Wildcard) Method

To create an all powerful sub-domain catchall, you simply need to create a wildcard DNS record.  So with my domain host, GoDaddy, I use the Zone Editor to create a new A Record with “*” for the name field and my server IP address for the IP field.

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