[thelist] URLs on Stationary without "www."

Jono Young ox4dboy at comcast.net
Wed Feb 11 16:08:21 CST 2004

I have gone with www.domain.com.  It was actually a choice between
www.domain.com/productname and/or productname.domain.com.  Both of these
URLs were identical in content, but if I had to use the second option
productname.domain.com, I wanted to know if I could get away without adding
the www, b/c www.productname.domain.com looked quite ugly to me...I'm a type
freak.  Anyhow, thank you everyone, I have gone with
www.domain.com/productname, and it is off to the presses.  Done deal.  I am
going to look into our new host once we make the transition to see what they


On 2/11/04 5:00 AM, "Simon Wheatley" <lists at simonwheatley.co.uk> wrote:

> Jono Young wrote:
>> Is it OK to leave off the www. when listing a URL on a stationary set.  For
>> instance, is it OK to list a URL as product.domain.com as opposed to www.
>> product.domain.com?  I believe that most browsers know how to handle the URL
>> without typing in the www in the address filed.  Any thoughts, is this right
>> or wrong, acceptable or not?
> OK. I tried to resist, but here's my 2c.
> I noticed the other day that "http://" is longer than "www", although
> both will automatically highlight. Consequently I tend to drop the
> http:// and use www.example.com.
> In your case I would suggest www.product.domain.com, as when/if people
> type this into emails it will get picked up, they're also more likely to
> recognise it as a URL... which is what you want them to do I assume.

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