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Why http:// and not http://www.?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Lucas, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    It just hunts me... why avoid www. on websites scripts/urls? Any specific reason or just the way you guys are used to running the forums?
  2. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    Because www isn't really necessary. You can still choose to on your own site.
  3. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    I'm more interested in why you think it is needed?

    I don't really see the need to host the site on a sub-domain, and it makes it quicker for the user to type.
  4. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    we've become lazy :)
  5. moojiolu

    moojiolu Member

    We've become lazy and there is nothing wrong, so no point in making it harder for ourselves.
  6. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    www. is just a subdomain in the old days it was needed to identify the URL as a web resource but it really isn't any more... Plus it makes the URL shorter :D
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  7. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    It looks nicer... with www. ;) IMO.
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  8. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Disagree ;) I prefer it without... I never liked www.
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  9. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    Me too... I like short urls.
  10. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    I prefer without the www myself.
  11. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Ehr, the whole SEO stuff makes the links way longer than leaving out the www makes it shorter.

    I don't care either way though, just wanted to comment on it.
  12. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    it makes the url shorter.
  13. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Lol exsactly the SEO urls already makes it longer, why would you want to add ANOTHER 4chars ;)

    Of course on your site you can choose to use www. with your xenForo install if you want though I recommend that you make it so that it only works with www. or only works without ;)
  14. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    It makes it shorter, and sexier.
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  15. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    Deffo - don't want any dup content issues :eek:
  16. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Indeed :D
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Sexier? Interesting.........
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  18. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Wait, short is sexy now? :(
  19. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    They got it all wrong.
  20. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    www. is a relict from the dark ages of the internet. I never use it anymore. And the few websites who are reachable with www and not without, incur my wrath. My wrath consists of saying "fail" out loud. :D

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