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Old 01-31-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Originally Posted by southgeorgia View Post
i never enter www before a url.
Why not? It's a completely different address.

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I was going to say - I haven't typed out www since my first couple months on the internet when I didn't know what I was doing.
I'm not convinced that you "know what you're doing" today...

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You could still have that happen today. Technically an address with the www prepended is different address than just the domain name. If the server is not configured to recognize them you'll get a page not found.
Exactly.

Here's an example:
sourcing.com: http://sourcing.com/
www.sourcing.com: Integrated Strategies - Leaders in Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Logistics, and LEAN Six-Sigma

"example.com" is different from "www.example.com", just as "secure.example.com" and "ftp.example.com" is. Many server/site operators configure their network and web server to serve the same content at both "example.com" and "www.example.com", but make no mistake - they're not the same address.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Well, I'm not all that savvy either - are you saying to ALWAYS type www before? I never do either and I always get where I want to go.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Well, I'm not all that savvy either - are you saying to ALWAYS type www before? I never do either and I always get where I want to go.

You've been lucky. I always type www prior to the address or I'll end up going to an http://domainname, which is not the same address.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I'm not all that savvy either - are you saying to ALWAYS type www before? I never do either and I always get where I want to go.
A lot of people use a bit of code to see to it that if you write site.com. it will automatically go to www.site.com (or vice versa, if the the default site is site.com)
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I just assumed that the http: // www. was a given now and it always led to the same place. You CAN teach and old dog something new

I had to edit - when I typed that w/o spaces it automatically entered a website address - how odd.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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i never enter www before a url.
There are still some sites that require the 'www'.

The simplest solution is to type only the name in the url, example "yahoo" then hit CTRL Enter, and IE, FF, Chrome and probably other browsers will prepend the 'www.', and append the '.com'.

Of course if it is a .net or .org it doesn't work so well.
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