Can we ditch the www in domain names?

Remember back in 1995 when people were still using early versions of Netscape that required http:// to be in the URL?

Why is it that we’re still using the ‘www’ in domain names? When you say “visit yahoo.com” how many people thinking “using what protocol?”

Youtube prefers the dub dub dub prefix. So does metacafe for that matter.

Can we ditch this stupid convention already?

What good does it do? Anyone?

I think I’m going to migrate to using http://ftp.feedblog.org just to mess with people!

Maybe we can make this change in Web 2.1?


  1. R Walker

    But the www identifies the address for internet use when used in other media

    eg on bussiness cards
    Tel:xxxxxxx
    Fax:xxxxxxx
    http://www.xxxxxx.xxx

  2. I am right there with you. Besides adding unnecessarily to the length of URL’s, which are getting ridiculously long, “www” is a mouthful.

  3. I am right there with you. Besides adding unnecessarily to the length of URL’s which are getting ridiculously long, “www” is a mouthful.

  4. Go ahead ditch it. But pick one way or the other. Search engines treat http://www.name.com and name.com as different entities to a degree, so make sure they wall go to the same one.






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