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I have two domains for a website (we're using Apache), example.com and example.org. The website responds to a wildcard subdomain for both of these. I want, however, to have the .com as the canonical domain. By that, I mean, I want to redirect (301) everything to the .com, but maintain the subdomain. For example.

example.org => example.com
sub.example.org => sub.example.com

I don't know enough about regular expressions to work out how to set this up. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Try this:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName example.org
    ServerAlias *.example.org
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(.*\.)example\.org$
    RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ http://%1example.com/$1 [R=301,L]

..then have your other vhost (the one serving the content for example.com) configured with ServerName example.com and ServerAlias *.example.com.

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Thanks a lot, this worked perfectly. Even better, I think I understand how it works, too. I hate just copying and pasting stuff without actually comprehending what it's doing. –  Edd Morgan Aug 23 '12 at 13:15
@EddMorgan Great! Let me know if you'd like to see more explanation for the individual components of the config; this answer is kinda short on explanation by my standards, heh. –  Shane Madden Aug 23 '12 at 17:02

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