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I've looked through the other posts here and haven't been able to solve this yet. I'm trying to redirect my www.example.com to http://example.com using the .htaccess folder found in my root directory.

I've tried the examples listed here and elsewhere. rewriteengine is on.

rewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.) [NC] rewriteRule (.) //%1/$1 [L,R=301]

I've plugged this in in different spots of my .htaccess file, and I get redirect errors, saying it's improperly redirected.

In the above example, do I need to plug my actual site information in somewhere? If so, can someone give me an example using www.example.com?

I'm on a Linux based server, through Godaddy. Thanks!

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RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.example.org$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://example.org/$1
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Joni, thanks. I entered in your code after inputting my domain info and I got a 500 Internal Server Error, however I noticed it was an Apache server. Any ideas? –  Geo Jul 25 '10 at 17:39
Can you see error logs? I don't know how to see them trough Godaddy. –  Joni Jul 25 '10 at 19:24
Got anything that also shows http/https depending on how they came in? –  ServerChecker Apr 27 '12 at 1:19

You presently have

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.) [NC]
RewriteRule (.) //%1/$1 [L,R=301]

I think you're almost there. Remember that in a regular expression a single dot . matches a single character. If you want to match one-or-more characters then try .+. And if you want to match zero-or-more characters then use .*. E.g.:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.+)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [L,R=301]

(you also need the leading http: for the redirect URL).

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