[thelist] www prefix is it necessary?

Ross DeMeyere ross at demeyere.com
Mon Jan 24 15:48:56 CST 2005

On 24 Jan 2005, at 13:16, Rich Points wrote:

> 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?

Not exactly. I have found that many site simply do not work unless you 
use the www. subdomain. Has something to do with the host records in 
the domain name server. I make sure that all of the sites that I 
develop work with and without the www prefix. It sometimes entails 
opening a support ticket with a clients hosting provider.

Ross DeMeyere
DeMeyere Design Incorporated
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