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Old May 27th, 2008, 02:48 PM
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I am building a political website for a county political party. They want the visitors to be able to access a member's information by typing the username in front of url like using a subdomain. @johnsmith.carolinapolitics.us

I know how to build a detail page that can pull the data by using username as parameter. How do i get the page to recognize the username in the webaddress. i am using expression web and visual web developer 2005. aspnet 2.0

Thanks for any help

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You need to configure your domain name DNS settings to allow *.carolinapolitics.us to point to your web site. Then you can just parse the incoming URL to figure out the name. However, this has some shortcomings. You aren't going to be able to host this on an IIS environment that has many websites as each website is identified and "routed" to the appropriate application starting point in IIS by means of host headers, i.e. the URL. I don't think you can have IIS handle a situation like this. Following typical implementations of this it would probably be much easier to handle it this way:

www.carolinapolitics.us/johnsmith

It's not quite as elegant but it will be much easier to support and deploy.

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