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Multiple domains for multilangual site

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  1. Daniel Plomp
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    Hi all,

    Just to check:

    Question 1
    Do you need additional licenses when you want to forward a specific domain to a specific language?

    This is my case:

    EN -> endexclusion.eu
    DE -> endexclusion.at
    NL -> endexclusion.nl
    SK -> endexclusion.sk
    CZ -> endexclusion.cz

    Question 2
    When this is not a problem, how do you configure this? Is setting this option in the SF backend enough?

    Thanks,
    Daniel
  2. Steve
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    I hope I am wrong and they'd let you setup a Domain Alias...but I know a guy who just had

    domain.com
    domain.ca

    ...and he had to purchase two domains
  3. Daniel Plomp
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    5 x $ 1999,- for some translations?

    It is actually is one site, where the content is being translated.
    These multiple domains are not separate websites.

    Well, hope not, because they'll never agree with that :) 


    Thanks!
    Daniel
  4. Steve
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    Yep in his case $1999 x 2

    So I don't know, talk to sales, put in a ticket, figure it out and let me know please :)  Hopefully someone can respond to this post directly, I'd love a hard answer.

    I recommended sitefinity to the guy who got hosed by this pricing, so it made me look bad (I didn't know that was a requirement at the time)

    Steve
  5. Markus
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    Dear Daniel

    As long as the domains point to the same site you do not need extra licenses. Just ask sales@telerik.com to send you the form for the aliases.

    Markus
  6. Steve
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    @Markus
      Thanks for the info...you're the multi-lingual expert :)

    I should contact my buddy and let him know he got hosed (I think)...but what can he do at this point...get a credit?

    Steve
  7. Daniel Plomp
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    Hey Markus,

    How do you configure this inside IIS?
    I've pointed all domains to one IIS Application. (via BIndings)
    In SF I've enabled the option 'Multidomains' under 'Languages'.

    Does not seem to work. My LanguageBar still points to the /nl/ way of translating...

    Regards,
    Daniel
  8. Markus
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    @Daniel

    I must say I never used it because of verious problems

    1) Switzerland .ch and Germany .de speak both the same language and therefore I rather have it /de (Deutsch/German) for both. You could acutally use de-CH and de-DE but then you would have two pages that maybe are synced but this I did not like
    2) France does not allow you to register an .fr domain unless you live in France or have a business there
    3) What about .com and .eu domain? To what language would you point them?

    So I usually use the /de /fr /en option and point all site to the main page and let the user choose.
    I don't even know if SF looks for browser settings to show the corresponding language if available (maybe a feature request)

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    This said I would not think that you would have to configure anything in IIS
    But of course you would have to restart your app most probably.

    http://www.sitefinity.com/documentation/user-guide/sitefinity-basic-settings/managing-languages.aspx

    I assume you did get the textboxes for different languages to be matched to the URLS.

    I often work on a production server copy to avoid fiddling around with local settings. And if it works in the staging (production) area it most probably will in production.

    I don't think that you could test this localy anless you use a hosts file.

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    Can you make a screencast www.jing.com and show us how you did set your languages.
    Have you set the domains with your hoster to point to this site?
    What happens if you enter an .eu .sz domain
  9. Daniel Plomp
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    Okay, well it seems to work. Had to restart it.
    Now only make a URL Rewrite for canonical urls, because SF seems to listen only to the URL you enter inside the backend.

    Regards,
    Daniel
  10. Daniel Plomp
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    Someone who knows how to do this in IIS7?

    I'd like to achieve the following:

    I have a website that hosts multiple languages. For each language there is a unique domain.


    domain
    .eu --> English
    domain
    .nl --> Dutch
    domain
    .at --> German

    I want to write an URL Rewrite action that redirects as follows:


    www
    .domain.eu --> domain.eu
    www
    .domain.nl --> domain.nl
    www
    .domain.at --> domain.at

    Can I do this in one rewrite rule inside IIS?


    Cheers,
    Daniel
  11. Daniel Plomp
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    No one?
    Hope someone knows a bit more aobut rewrite in IIS7...

    Also, where are the settings stored that you make in:
    Administration -> Languages

    Is that in the database or in some config file?

    Regards,
    Daniel
  12. Stanislav Velikov
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    Hi Daniel,

    The rule that will rewrite the url without www is:
    <rule name="Add www" stopProcessing="true">
                        <match url=".*" ignoreCase="true" />
                        <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll">
                            <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" negate="true" pattern="^[^.]*dav.*" />
                            <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" negate="true" pattern="^www\.(.+)$" />
                        </conditions>
                        <action type="Redirect" url="http://www.{C:1}/{R:0}" appendQueryString="true" redirectType="Permanent" />
    For more information refer to this post.

    The language settings are stored in ResourcesConfig.

    Greetings,
    Stanislav Velikov
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