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?

  • like this? yourdomain.com/yourpage.asp 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

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.


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.

  • 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. Jul 26 '13 at 15:50

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