Getting the Full Absolute URL with Domain in Django: A Practical Guide

In Django, its common to need the full absolute URL (including the domain) for various purposes, such as generating links, sending emails with clickable links or building sitemaps. In this blog post, wwill explore different methods to obtain the absolute URL in Django, along with practical examples.

Using the HttpRequest Object

One straightforward way to obtain the full absolute URL in Django is by using the HttpRequest object which is available in your views.

from django.http import HttpRequest

def my_view(request):
    full_url = request.build_absolute_uri()
    return full_url

In this example, request.build_absolute_uri() generates the full absolute URL based on the current request.

Using the reverse() Function

If you want to generate URLs for specific views or routes in your Django application, you can use the reverse() function along with request.build_absolute_uri() to construct the full absolute URL.

from django.urls import reverse

def my_view(request):
    # Replace 'view_name' with the name of your view or route
    url = reverse('view_name')
    full_url = request.build_absolute_uri(url)
    return full_url

This approach allows you to create absolute URLs for specific views or routes within your application.

Using the get_absolute_url() Method

When working with Django models and you want to generate absolute URL for an specific model instance you can define get_absolute_url() method within the model.

from django.urls import reverse
from django.db import models

class MyModel(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=100)

    def get_absolute_url(self):
        return reverse('myapp:view_name', args=[str(])

In this example, the get_absolute_url() method generates the absolute URL for MyModel instance.


Obtaining the full absolute URL with domain in Django is essential for various tasks, including generating links and building sitemaps. By using the HttpRequest object, the reverse() function, or the get_absolute_url() method in models, you can easily generate absolute URLs tailored to your specific needs within your Django application. Whether you working with views, models, or other components, these methods provide the flexibility to obtain the correct URLs for different scenarios in your web application