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Not sure if this is a pipe-dream, but I am interested in the URL rewriting capabilities (and DNS mapping) of a single-site WordPress install.

Typically in a WordPress MU setup, we'd use WordPress Mu Domain Mapping to map new sites/installs to a domain/CNAME.

What I'd be after is if it's possible to map a single-entity, like a user to a CNAME on the registrar.

For example, let's say we have a bunch of users in a single-site install. Ideally, these users would be accessed via YOURSITE.COM/johndoe (using get_user_by() which is an additional question). Then, on the registrar level, you setup a CNAME that has a value of us.OURDOMAIN.COM and point it to the IP address of the site. From there, WordPress is able to determine that us.OURDOMAIN.COM should load YOURSITE.COM/johndoe.

Any initial thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks as always!

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Zach... why is it always you asking such overly complicated questions? :P Maybe Christopher Davis article helps you to get things sorted. –  kaiser Dec 20 '12 at 8:14
Ha I know right... who the heck do I think I am?! ;) Appreciate the article, I'll take a gander –  Zach Dec 21 '12 at 12:17

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