where is the case of a URL defined? how do I ensure it is mixed case and not all lower case?
TimGill at home.com
Mon Mar 20 00:22:39 UTC 2000
I manage a web site for a community group, http://ArtsMaplewood.org. We
use an ISP who offered their services for free. However, it is frustrating
to go to the site and see its name shown in my browser window as
http://artsmaplewood.org because it is hard to read. This is especially so
when I see other sites where the mixed case of the domain name has been preserved.
I want the URL to show up in browser windows as "ArtsMaplewood.org".
I know most people don't care, but we do.
I looked up "case" in the index of the O'Reilly book DNS & Bind by Albitz
and Liu, and on p. 58 it states that "DNS resource records
in the db files
case is preserved but DNS lookups are case-insensitive." This makes me
think that by changing some DNS record somewhere, I can get our domain to
show up in mixed case by anyone who visits. This is what I expected, since
Unix has always had a reasonable approach to case (and DNS/BIND were developed
on Unix, right?).
So, my question: what DNS record needs to be fixed? Who would own this
record in my case? My ISP? Internic.net? Some intermediate DNS host somewhere?
Can I control it from my access to my web site for uploading files?
I'd sure appreciate an answer to this.
TimGill at home.com (e-mail responses preferred)
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