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I just made a comment in Stack Overflow and made an example "yourdomain.com/yourpage.asp" which was automatically converted into a hyperlink.

Unfortunately this hyperlink goes to some web hosting company that seems to have bought this domain.

I would like to prevent that. Can I?

How can I prevent "yourdomain.com/yourpage.asp" from becoming a hyperlink in my comment?

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like this? yourdomain.com/yourpage.asp –  hims056 Sep 17 '12 at 8:48
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Just wrap it in backticks. (As if you were posting code in a comment) –  Bart Sep 17 '12 at 8:48

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Not a direct answer to your question, but an alternative: Use example.com instead. It's a domain specifically set up for this purpose: being an example. So you don't have to worry about where you're actually linking.

To answer your question though, you can always enclose the link in backticks.

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URLs will only be hyperlinked if they include a scheme part. So http://domain.com/foo will by linked, but domain.com/foo will not.

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It looks like comments are only processed as hyperlinks if they are valid hyperlinks. For instance, http://… will not get processed as a hyperlink. FWIW. –  rstackhouse Jul 26 '13 at 15:50

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