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#1 Daniel Bates

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:46 PM

I am sure many of us have had issues getting to www.Alcohol-soft.com but I would like to see it made where you can just type alcohol-soft.com into the address bar, and it take you to this site, without the need for the www. in the front. Good Idea? Bad Idea? Explain please why I have to include the "www."

#2 Charalambos


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Posted 13 November 2009 - 01:00 AM

One good reason is the existency of other URLs like "forum.alcohol-soft.com". Anyway almost all of the web sites contain by tradition this "www" string, so why not Alcohol (and I don't thing that's such an anoyance to insert it in the URL).

#3 zamiel


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Posted 16 November 2009 - 03:00 PM

Technically www is a subdomain and can point to different content than http://alcohol-soft.com. WWW is really only a convention with no real logical reason why, well not that I can see. When people see www in print or screen they immediately know its a web address without the protocol prefix (http://).

What is needed is a permanent 301 direct rather than pointing www and http:// to the same IP address as this may penalise / hurt search engine rankings for duplicate content.

#4 deadly4u


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Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:46 PM

In my experience with managing DNS, WWW is optional.

#5 mister_playboy


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:08 AM

I'm curious... what browser are you using that won't bring you here from "alcohol-soft.com"?

Firefox, Opera, and Chromium all find this site even without the www prefix. :)

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