lexipixel - 4:40 am on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
It goes to higher ed.
Doesn't resolve: csupomona.edu
Does resolve: www.csupomona.edu
...then again, who's to say that's a bad thing.
If someone wanted to specifically make the public facing web interface for example.com be public.example.com, and wanted to make another sub-domain, private.example.com, and wanted to make sure no traffic came without either "public" or "private" prefixing the URL, they could be smart and fail on either "www" or no sub-domain.
Should we always assume "www" and no sub-domain are the default public web root?... Or do you think its just laziness in saying and typing the "www" ?
...I actually believe many .gov sites intend to not resolve URLs that aren't prefixed with "www", (fearing that if they left "example.gov" open to public browsing, they may not be able to control access to sub-domains of "example.gov").