Quick Tech Tip: Drop the “WWW!”

12/11/2009:

Save four characters per website!

ATTENTION: to those that are so used to typing in “WWW.” before your website addresses – you do not have to do it anymore – not for a long time!

Hoboken411.com had a few issues in the past day, and while I didn’t suffer anything close to an “outage,” I did received a few emails from readers who were unable to access the site. Besides that big hack that happened yesterday, some other things went wrong too, and those that habitually type “WWW.” before all web addresses were unable to access the site. But when they just searched “Hoboken411” on Google, they made it on.

I fixed the problem, and all should be fine for the time being. 40+ hours without sleep can make many folks delerious.

Hey, I just improved the efficiency of America!! Can I get some TARP dollars?

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5 Comments on "Quick Tech Tip: Drop the “WWW!”"

mooshu
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mooshu

Uh, in a weird way, I’m so glad I’m not the only one to have gone through this internet crap.

matt1122
Member
matt1122

Actually, people may have to type “www.” to get to some websites, especially if they’re on an Active Directory domain at work. The only reason you can get away with not typing www. most of the time is because web masters catered to idiots who couldn’t remember to type it so that tech support didn’t have to deal with them on the phone.

If you really want to get to a website the lazy way, though, just type the domain name and press CTRL+ENTER. For example, try typing Hoboken411 in the address bar and then press CTRL+ENTER. You’re welcome. (It generally won’t work if the top-level domain isn’t .com.)

plywood
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plywood

Hey tech wizards. I can “all of a sudden” not get flickr homepage or any flickr content to load within any sites on Safari. Firefox works fine. Tried dumping cache and cookies. Any suggestions?

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Leo Laporte has been explaining this for at least a year. Nonetheless, the makers of Opera Mini never got the memo.

homeworld
Member

Your RSS feed still isn’t updating.

In response to HansBrix who said:
Leo Laporte has been explaining this for at least a year. Nonetheless, the makers of Opera Mini never got the memo.

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