Why does my site redirect to www when I go to example.com but not when I go to https://example.com

RoboShop asked:

I have a site that I’m trying to re-direct to www subdomain.

I’m using Namecheap as my URL registar and my DNS.

I’ve set up this rule

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When I navigate to paperbet.site, it goes to https://www.paperbet.site – which is what I’m after.

However, when I navigate to https://paperbet.site, it does not resolve to www subdomain.

What is the difference between https://url.com and url.com – and why won’t the former follow the redirect domain rule?

My answer:


Namecheap’s URL redirection doesn’t support HTTPS. Do the redirect yourself in your own web server.


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