No-WWW – WWW Is Deprecated

by on November 28th, 2007

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You may have noticed that http://www.techmynd.com and http://techmynd.com  would bring same results. So why use www at all? Use of the www subdomain is not required mostly and is time consuming to communicate. The internet, media, and society are all better off without it.

http://no-www.org have a whole logic to prove that.

Why is www deprecated? For that if we look at www (world wide web) meaning, It will come up with this statement:
“The complete set of documents residing on all Internet servers that use the HTTP protocol, accessible to users via a simple point-and-click system.”
or
“The complete set of electronic documents stored on computers that are connected over the Internet and are made available by the protocol known as HTTP. The World Wide Web makes up a large part of the Internet.”

All popular Web browsers assume the HTTP protocol. In doing so, the software prepends the ‘http://’ onto the requested URL and automatically connect to the HTTP server on port 80. Why then do many servers require their websites to communicate through the www subdomain? Mail servers do not require you to send emails to recipient[at]mail.domain.com.

So world is better off without it. Geeks or Tech people do not usually put www while typing any URL. WWW has been considered a representation of URL that proves it to be an internet website address. Nothing more.

http://no-www.org recommends webmasters to redirect their all traffic coming to ‘http://www.domain.com’ to ‘http://domain.com’. They offer a Class System to distinguish your website behaviour to analyze it at this standard.

Are you ready to set a redirect from your hosting control panel from ‘http://www.domain.com’ to ‘http://domain.com’ and forget about using www?


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  1. Hiroshi says:

    @Chris Bowyer: Yeah! Sorry. Its not deprecated yet :)

  2. Chris Bowyer says:

    Too true, but it is not deprecated, it never had any use.