How to do personal domains like del.icio.us

Hi,

I am looking for a solution in my application, i want to provide a
personal "domain" to my users just like del.icio.us do, i don't want a
subdomain, i just want that people can choose to show some information
and give other people a link like www.myapplication.com/name_of_user.

i want to transform =>

www.myapplication.com/name_of_user

to

www.myapplication.com/users/1

what is the correct approach ?

thanks,

Cristian Vasquez
Medellin - Colombia

1. Use subdomains and cname records.
2if name unic, in your model write
def to_param
    name
end

Cristian Vasquez wrote:

I am looking for a solution in my application, i want to provide a
personal "domain" to my users just like del.icio.us do, i don't want a
subdomain, i just want that people can choose to show some information
and give other people a link like www.myapplication.com/name_of_user.

Have a look at this article which shows how to have unique user URLs as
either subdomains (without changes to web server or cname records) or
as directory path names:

http://www.gregwillits.ws/articles/using-subdomains-in-rails-apps

-- gw