Getting the www. for the begging of my website?

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  • #887672

    630dj
    Member

    Hello,

    I am having difficultly figuring out how to get the www. part of my domain name. At the minute whenever I type http://www.DJJustJack.com the site loads up, but when it does it shows up as http://djjustjack.com/ . I know this sounds funny, but really it (to me) does not look professional. If anyone could help me out that would be awesome!

    Thanks,
    Jack

    The blog I need help with is djjustjack.com.

    #887857

    macmanx
    Staff

    We actually strip out the www. for your convenience, and http://www.djjustjack.com/ will always redirect to http://djjustjack.com/

    www is an old protocol from back when everything was under a separate server. www (www.example.com) was the web server, mail (mail.example.com) was the mail server, ftp (ftp.example.com) was the FTP server, print (print.example.com) was the print server, etc.

    These days, everything is run under the web server, making www. redundant and a waste of four characters.

    #887860

    WWW is becoming completely passe and virtually no one is using it anymore as most think it is redundant (everything is on the world wide web) and everyone likes the cleaner look to their URL.

    WordPress.com does not use the WWW either on the standard subdomain URLs here, or on mapped domain names. If someone types your domain name in with the WWW, it will automatically be redirected to the non-WWW domain name.

    #887867

    From: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/#before-upgrading-important-notes .

    Also, please note that WordPress.com automatically removes the “www” from all URLs.

    #887868

    And I should have refreshed as @macmanx covered it.

    #887869

    macmanx
    Staff

    No worries. Two answers are always better than one, especially when they agree. :)

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