I've got an nginx config stanza that looks like:

server {
    listen *:80;
    server_name domain1.com domain2.com domain3.com domain4.com .... domainN.com;
    rewrite ^(.*) http://my_canonical_domain.com permanent;

with lots of different domains. Is there some way to break this up over multiple lines? I don't see anything in the nginx config docs which address this.


2 Answers 2


There is no need to. This works perfectly:

server_name domain1

Also you could use multiple server_name directives.

  • does not work for regex style though
    – sgohl
    May 11, 2019 at 15:50

I'm not allowed to post a comment; otherwise I would have just added a comment to @Alexey Ten's answer in response to @roothan's comment. Regular expressions also work using this method (at least with nginx/1.16.1):

server_name thisdomain.com

I had some trouble being careless with copy/paste; just make sure you don't have any semicolons except after the very last name in the directive.

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