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unique asp.net url for each customer
we are developing an asp.net app and we want each customer to have a unique url. what is the best way to accomplish this? http://customer1.coolwebapp.com or http://www.coolwebapp.com?cust=customer1. we would like to automate the entire purchase process. what are the pros and cons of each url?
using a sub domain is neat and the client might like it - but to you want to automate creating DNS entries?
This is something I have been wondering also.
==> Anyone have any good articles or tutorials handy?
Following up to Matt's question about http://username.mydomain.com he would be using Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition to control his DNS entries. So if you have any good articles for us to review that would be great.
You can use a DNS wildcard so that *.mydomain.com resolves to some IP address. Then when your app receives a request you can fish the actual domain out of the URL. You can't use host headers with this technique though.
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