[thelist] www prefix is it necessary?

Paul Bennett Paul.Bennett at eyede.com
Mon Jan 24 15:45:18 CST 2005

my experience tells me that sites will not always work without the www.
It's obviously some shonky dns thing (feel free to chime-in w exact 
technical details here) but I have visited several sites where trying 
the url without the www gets me a 'site not found' message.

my 2c anyway....

Rich Points wrote:

> Howdy,
> I try to avoid using the www prefix when witting and talking about 
> URL's.  As far as I know all urls will work without the www.
> My question is why is this prefix used if it's not necessary?
> R

Paul Bennett
Web Technologies Developer
Eyede International Limited
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