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Suggestion 961 Invalid domain name in link

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 17 Nov 2020
Location: Worldwidemap
Surnames/tags: data_doctors db_error_961
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Description of Error - 961: Invalid domain name in link

Domain name (DNS) in link is not formed correctly. it should usually be in form like www.wikitree.com. Since it is not correct, the link leads to nowhere.


Content of info column: DNS name, that was extracted from the link. If it is empty, that usually indicates that there is a space or too many / immediately after the https://

Possible Causes

  • Typo. Often there is a space in the DNS name.
  • Typo. Sometimes there are 3 /// after http. There should only be two.
  • IP instead of DNS. IP is very unstable in the long term. Sooner or later it will not work. IP should never be used in the link. (IP stands for "Internet Protocol," which is the set of rules governing the format of data sent via the internet or local network. An IP address is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network.)

Action Steps

  • Correct the typo in the link.
  • Try to find DNS equivalent for the link.

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All domains in links on profile are checked to conform to expected format. This Regex is used to check correctness "(?i)^([a-z0-9]+(-[a-z0-9]+)*\.)+[a-z]{2,}$".

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