[thelist] http://no-www.org/ am I missing the point?

Michael Pemberton evolt at mpember.net.au
Sat Mar 20 08:21:13 CST 2004

Am I the only one who thinks that the guys over at http://no-www.org/ 
have leaped a few links in the logic chain?

Based on a "definition of WWW", they have come to the conclusion that 
all domains should drop the www from the start of their domains.

Based on the idea that users are too stupid to remember the www at the 
start of a web address, we should remove it for the rest of us that use 
it to identify our servers (eg. www for public, intra for intranet)

To take it a bit further, why not drop "ftp" from all ftp address urls? 
Does this means we need to run all our services off a single IP address 
because we can only use a single dns entry eithout subdomains?

They claim that it is "time consuming" to use www at the start of your 
domain.  Their solution?  Generate server side redirection to remove the 
www.  Doesn't this reduce the response time of your server by doubling 
the hits each time it redirects?

I apologise if this has been dicussed before, but I thought it was odd 
to find someone making this argument.


Michael Pemberton
evolt at mpember.net.au

More information about the thelist mailing list