Save Your Letters

So, hopefully you’ll agree with me (and some other people) that spelling the word shop, as S-H-O-P-P-E is excessive. You don’t do it. So why use www before you go to a website? Can you explain why you do other than the fact that you always have. The truth is that www is outdated. It was necessary to use the prefix in the early days of the Internet, but now we move towards the future. In case you don’t know why it’s outdated, here’s an excerpt from no-www.org’s website.

By default, 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@mail.domain.com. Likewise, web servers should allow access to their pages though the main domain unless a particular subdomain is required.

Succinctly, use of the www subdomain is redundant and time consuming to communicate. The internet, media, and society are all better off without it.

So there. Society IS better without it. And I’d personally like it if you stopped using www to go to WyomingJarbo.com. It already has enough W’s.

no-www.org

(Oh yeah, a side note: There are the rare occasional websites that actually require the www prefix, due to the fact that they are idiots.)

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