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Posted on 2014-10-31
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Just bought a domain Name and typed in all lower case thinking it did not matter.
Will this ever cause any issues if i use mixed case ?
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URLs are case sensitive.

http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40-970708/htmlweb.html

But DOMAIN names (eg: Google.Com) are not.
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It shouldn't matter for the URL, but it DOES matter for pages.  So, cnn.com and CNN.com will work.  However, cnn.com/ABOUT.php and cnn.com/about.php are different pages.
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, cnn.com/ABOUT.php and cnn.com/about.php are different pages
Only on Linux servers, Windows doesn't care (though you can make it care) but search engines see them as different pages.
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by:isnoend2001
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How about:
Cnn.com/ABOUT.php and cnn.com/ABOUT.php
would this matter ?
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All my pages will be asp on windows servers, so if i ever switched to Linux i could have issues
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by:Gary
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Cnn.com/ABOUT.php and cnn.com/ABOUT.php - are the same, no difference as far as any webserver is concerned

As has been said the domain name makes no difference - it's just the rest of the url that can have problems.
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thanks
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