Coming in late here, but I thought I'd mention that. If you promote your site both with and without the www. you will be doing yourself a diservice, or boosting your visibility. I'm undecided. I discovered last year that due to my signing of across the net with my domain minus the www I had inadvertently got my site listed twice in Google once with the www and once without. http://dittodesign.co.uk I'm undeceided wether this is a good or bad thing because 1: The same site effectively duplicated gives me twice the chance it will be found. 2: Two lots of seperate traffic will keep my Google PR low. I found that I had two seperate PR rankings in Google for the two versions of the site. Things have changed now and they are both the same. But I can find the site still with and without the www. Just something to be aware of.:) Hmm... just done a quick check in Google and it seems to have settled down to list only the site with the www. I may be wrong haven't got time to check properly. Either way I had two seperate listing for the same site for over a year. regards, Darren Yates dn at dittodesign.co.uk http://dittodesign.co.uk www.how-to-make-money-online.info ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jono Young" <ox4dboy at comcast.net> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 10:08 PM Subject: Re: [thelist] URLs on Stationary without "www." > 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 > support. > > Jono > Designer/Illustrator > > 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. > > > > HTH > > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !