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Why do some sites not have http://example.com domain link?

Only have http://www.example link

   
8:54 am on Sep 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

I am very curious as to why some of the major site out there do not have a http://example.com link for us to access?

They only have the http://www.example.com link. Are there any resoning behind this?

Thanks for any help given. :)

9:26 am on Sep 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Technically www.example.com is a subdomain of example.com, but hosts usually redirect both to the same content as standard as users generally think they are one and the same. But you could have different content on www subdomain if you wanted.

Chances are that this just hasn't been configured for some sites, so only www subdomain resolves. Potentially they could use the non www version as an internal-only admin or intranet or something?

MG

1:11 pm on Sep 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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my users often just type in "website.com" to get to my site. I have this redirected to "www.website.com" because I don't want search engines to treat the with-www and without-www address as two different pages; they're one and the same, so I might as well merge them with a redirect.
3:00 am on Sep 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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But it seems quite wierd as nowadays user tend to type url w/o the www.

Isn't it better to allow both http://www.example.com and http://example.com to point to the same site?

3:25 am on Sep 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Isn't it better to allow both http://www.example.com and http://example.com to point to the same site?

Sure!
Personally, I like to type example.com (no [,...] no www)

 

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