www. is depreciated

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by SPeedY_B, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Brilliant! It's something that I've been saying for quite some time now, and have tried to convince many people that the www. part of any domain is completely useless and should be banished to the back of a dark room and never used again... well, now there's a site all about it: http://no-www.org/

    Admittedly it's hardly the most comprehensive site in the world, but it's not exactly a complex subject, it has the right information available to spread the word that www. is depreciated. :)
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    meh, couldn't care if its there or not. Although i do think www. at the begining look nicer sometimes :)
     
  3. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have been telling ppl this for years...that will teach them..
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yeah it sort of balances out the .com/.net/.org at the end...

    But yeah, it is a bit redundant.
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    my servers have been serving sites with or without the www since 1999 so uhm not much of a problem for me...
     
  6. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

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    I'd be a class C if my freakin' dns would update...
     
  7. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    doesnt work.... that has bugged for as long as I have owned an asus motherboard.... :)

    I have to take the extra 1 second to type "W - W - W - . * to get to their site...... uggg, ok I am dont ranting.
     
  8. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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  9. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Interesting .. just "fixed" my site. :p
     
  10. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah I hate it too when sites require you to add the "www" to get to them. Shorter names are easier to work with.
     
  11. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    asus + ctrl/enter
     
  12. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Is there a command for that to have .org,.net and etc?
     
  13. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Still too many sites that don't work without the www. to say that you don't need it at all.
     
  14. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    All I kno is Shift + Enter does .net

    EDIT: Just made my server accept both, just realised IIS can look for more then one header value/site. :D
     
  15. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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  16. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yeah, thats because you have
    =*.osnn.net:<server ip>:<ttl> I think in your data file, if you are still using djbdns of course
     
  17. Weasel

    Weasel Define 'Cynical'

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    You crazy tinydns users!
     
  18. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I was not about to type out all the same +host.osnn.net entries by hand for all the sub-domains we serve :p.

    Also, osnn.net is set as the default host, so even if you go to it's IP, it would show the osnn.net page.

    now, mdsalih.com also accepts wildcards, but that is because i added a *.mdsalih.com entry to the serveralias in his virtualhost section.

    this site can be accessed with no problem with or without www, and it should behave no differently.
     
  19. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    With or without "www," all my sites have worked that way for years.

    Melon
     
  20. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    just slapping "henyman" in and hitting return works for me :p :eek: