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How do I force the naked URL to redirect to the 'www' version?

June 26, 2013 3.5k views
I'm running a Rails with Unicorn on Ubuntu, and I'm trying to figure out how to redirect a naked domain to the 'www' version. I was hoping to do this through straight DNS, but I've never known a way to do this...and I'm thinking it's impossible. What's the best way to achieve this?
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this has to be done from the apache level or nginx
What webserver are you using? It isn't possible to do this using DNS only.
You can just add a new DNS record. Having two in total.

- www.mydomain.com
- mydomain.com.
@Kiromba,

If someone typed "mydomain.com" into their browser, wouldn't the browser simply land on mydomain.com (as opposed to redirecting it to www.mydomain.com)?
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