Why do I have to use www?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kanbeki, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Kanbeki

    Kanbeki OSNN Junior Addict

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    I run an apache serv and up until recently I didn't have to put www infront of my domain to get it to work, but now I have to, I use zoneedit to control my DNS and I use directupdate to update it, does anyone know why this change occured?
     
  2. RickyC

    RickyC OSNN Addict

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    www is just a sub-domain of your main domain name that points to your main domain. The main reason for this is if you have added any other sub-domains to your domain e.g. mail.mydomain.com

    Check to see if you have added anything in your Forward Lookup Zone as a Host or CNAME that is preventing you getting to your domain without the www.

    A bit more info on your setting would be helpful
     
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  3. tom9042

    tom9042 OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Thanks RickyC for the tip. I never thought about leaving off the www at home.