From:  Ralph Fox <-rf-nz-@-.invalid>
Date:  26 May 2011 19:08:18 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/netscape.public.mozilla.browser
Subject:  

Re: A question about friendly domain name entry

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On Wed, 25 May 2011 10:48:33 -0700 (PDT), in message <54ac0cb7-3d81-4644-a573-7df1c890bb5b@z13g2000yqg.googlegroups.com> 
badvad wrote:

> On May 24, 11:59 am, Ralph Fox <-rf-...@-.invalid> wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 May 2011 11:34:24 -0700 (PDT), in message <85562ed8-b343-4c4f-9b81-7a16b32ea...@gh5g2000vbb.googlegroups.com>
> >
> > badvad wrote:
> > > X-HTTP-UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.16)
> > >  Gecko/20110323 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.16,gzip(gfe)
> >
> > > Hi guys, sorry a cheeky one , but unsure who can support such a
> > > pathetic question.
> >
> > As you can probably see, there are not many guys in this group at all.
> > This group was officially abandoned 5 years ago.http://groups.google.com/group/netscape.public.mozilla.browser/msg/33...
> > People have moved to the mozilla.* support groups on the news server news.mozilla.org.
> >
> 
> Actually I did notice the tumble weed rolling past on the screen as I
> was browsing this group :)
> 
> But I thought I give it a try and I should thank you, I do understand
> it now.
> 
> 
> > > Really sorry to waste your time but I hope someone knows and it won't
> > > be too much trouble to explain this.
> >
> > > The problem is on a browser if I put in google or boots or msn or
> > > microsoft  (without domain extension .com etc)  it redirects me to
> > > their sites, If I put in my own, it redirects to search page.
> >
> > Perhaps your browser is configured to do a Google "I'm Feeling Lucky"
> > type search when you type in a word like "microsoft" instead of a
> > server name like "www.microsoft.com".  The other sites are all top
> > of the search list for their word; yours is not yet.
> >
> > Enter this in the URL bar
> >     about:config
> > scroll down to find the preference whose name is
> >     keyword.enabled
> > and double-click it to change it from true to false.
> >
> > Does that fix it?
> >
> Keyword is already enabled,  

Then *disable* it - change it to false.


> but to be honest I did make it work on
> lynx cli, so will give it more time and I do understand this all much
> better. I think the answer is in what you said  "search list for their
> word", although the domain is the top returned answer, its not been
> that long since its all been registered and other older domains
> traffic redirected to it. I think its just a matter of being patient
> at this point.
> 
> > > Is there a way of making the browser default to a .com domain name
> > > without .com?
> >
> > If it is not doing a Google "I'm Feeling Lucky" type search, Firefox
> > can be configured to put both "www." before the word and ".com" after.  
> > Does putting both "www." before the word and ".com" after, give you
> > your site?
> >
> > In the about:config page, scroll down to find the preference whose
> > name is
> >     browser.fixup.alternate.enabled
> > and check whether the value is "true".
> >
> 
> The value on this was also true, you know your firefox config well.

Leave this one enabled (true).


-- 
Kind regards
Ralph