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[edited by: tedster at 1:44 am (utc) on Oct. 14, 2006]
[edit reason] use example.com [/edit]
Here's another one. If you ever migrate away from the jsp platform, then your Home Page will get a whole new url (and a potential sandbox effect).
The best practice is to resolve the domain name directly. If for some reason you find you cannot do that right now, I would strongly suggest a 302 and not a 301. That way it is the domain root that gets indexed, rather than an interior url.
However, Tedster mentions one downside: it's not future proof. Google also seems to prefer listing the shorter URL.
So, I would take the redirect off for a few weeks, change all your internal links to point to / and leave the redirect off for a few weeks after doing that, and then put the redirect back but pointing in the other direction.