Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 11:57 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Google Now this is something that I find really interesting. We all know and love Google Chrome/Chromium (and if you don't, you're demonstrably wrong), but Google recently made a change in the developer version that ruffled some feathers: the URL field will no longer show the "http://". This made a lot of people very upset.
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daveak
Member since:
2008-12-29

Is it time to drop/hide www. as well?


NO NO NO and NO again.

Based of that line of thinking how about we just drop domains altogether and go with keywords like AOL? Wouldn't that be even easier?

Hiding http:// I can just about accept but not that.

www.example.com and example.com are two different addresses they are not the same thing.

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Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

www should have never been there in the first place. Domain admins should redirect www.example.com to example.com

www is retarded. Always was and always will be.

The only way to get rid of it, is to start redirecting to the non www version and advertising the non www version. With time, we’ll get rid of the most useless part of the address.

It made sense back then, maybe, but not today.

Edited 2010-04-18 23:22 UTC

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daveak Member since:
2008-12-29

www should have never been there in the first place. Domain admins should redirect www.example.com to example.com

www is retarded. Always was and always will be.


so is ftp.example.com retarded? smtp.example.com retarded? sip.example.com retarded?

No. They are sane sensible subdomains separating different services which may or may not be based on the same continent, let alone in the same data centre. Think of something on the scale of ibm.com instead of "Bobs Corner Store Website". IBM do a redirect as you state, but it is from ibm.com to www.ibm.com, same with microsoft.com

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