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I hopped over to CNN this morning and saw a great story. We know that this economy is rough, and people’s bank accounts are suffering.

Robin Stearns, a loving wife in San Francisco, California, decided to make a website for her husband, Michael, who needs a job.

The website is call MyHusbandNeedsaJob.com.  But here is the kicker.

When you type in the domain name WITHOUT the “www”, you are taken to a parked GoDaddy page full of advertisements.  It is only when you enter the domain name WITH the “www” that you are taken to the correct website.

So, to see the new site, go to www.MyHusbandNeedsaJob.com.

The problem with this is that GoDaddy is probably making a killing off of this “error”, as DomainNameWire agrees.  Why someone at GoDaddy can’t point this out to them and help them fix it is beyond me.  I suppose they see a real opportunity here to make some serious money in a down economy.

And why not?  The term is the #1 most-searched term right now on Google Trends.  You can just hear the interest accruing.

Al they need to do to redirect the NON-www  “My Husband Needs a Job” site TO the www-site, is to create what is called an htaccess file.

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1) Open up Notepad or any other simple text editor

2) Copy and paste the following code into this new text file…

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^myhusbandneedsajob.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.myhusbandneedsajob.com/$1 [L,R=301]

3) Save this file as “.htaccess” (NOT as [document name].txt), just BLANK.htaccess (remove the word “BLANK”).

4) Upload this file to your server to the main directory where all your other website files reside.

That’s it, the site will now automatically add the “www”, regardless of what the user enters.

While you’re at it, Mr. & Mrs. Stearns, I would sign up for Google Adsense and put some ads on that new site of yours.  You could make quite a lot of money from it with the amount of traffic you’re going to get over the next several days.

For those in dire need of a job, I would also highly recommend signing up for Resume RabbitResume Rabbit will blast your resume out to over 1.5 million employers across 75 different employment websites.  It takes about 5 minutes to sign up, and you really can’t beat it.

Good luck!

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