www before the webpage...

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Powerchordpunk, Jun 16, 2002.

  1. Why do some websites and servers require you to type 'www.' before the address. Some will go to the site and others will fail. Does it have something to do with DNS?
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Depends on how the host provider works. If a domain name is setup as a reverse then typing just the domain (without the 'www.') will work. On the other hand, if it's not setup with a reverse then you need the 'www.'
     
  3. ReC0iL

    ReC0iL Guest

    Yes..

    Yes matt is right.... Some of them require www (World Wide Web) to excess the host. But most of them to me don't.... My short cut is just for example cnn.com I type cnn in the address window and then just push Shift + Enter and it will automatically type the www and .com for you... Works great.. :cool:
     
  4. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Re: Yes..

    control enter i belive it is
     
  5. ReC0iL

    ReC0iL Guest

    DOH

    Yeah thats what I meant... CTRL + Enter.... lol.. not shift... what was I thinking?