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Just a personal thing (and no clue why) but I can't fucking stand it when people say www. in front of their domains.

Working as a Linux + support engineer, I get quite some calls where people have to give me the domain they're calling about.

"what's the domain if I may ask?"
"oh that's www.theirdomain.com!"

OH FOR FUCKS SAKE JUST SAY THE DOMAIN, WWW. IS *NOT* PART OF IT, IT'S JUST A FUCKING SUBDOMAIN 😤

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  • 22
    U just jelly because a Belgian chose the tripple w. Jk.

    I always autoremove that piece of Wuck
  • 27
    Once a client has said that his domain is https!
  • 24
    I autoredirected to www for years because, don't know why. Last year I finally decided that it's uncool again and now I redirect www to the actual domain.
  • 16
    @Alice I always do this with a cname record yes
  • 4
    @linuxxx I never realized. It makes perfect sense, of course, and I'd never say it loud either, but yes...
  • 6
    Actually, and it's only taken from memory, but I remember having seen a RFC in which it stated to never deliver HTTP content on the main domain to avoid inter-domain issues, but also because those www were well known from a user's standpoint as "website"
  • 1
    I guess these people are the reason why my manager once told me to put www in a sub-domain.
  • 6
    Dudes and dudettes.. ex client wanted access to our demo site..I asked for his IP so I can unblock it.. he sent over 192.168.0.xyz... I..well... Fuckit! Took time, about an hour to cool down amd explain to this 'head of IT' what I needed from him for this to work..
  • 6
    Funfact, in my Universitys network we need to add www infront of all adresses to access them, all other traffic is blocked
    Also most ports are blocked by using a Whitelist for the "common" ports

    It's a useless struggle from the students against the system administrators who are lazy as fuck

    The universities CTO said that we might have to wait for the biological solution to solve this shit
  • 0
    I hate it too, especially in ads.
    Why would you waste airtime saying ”www” when it’s not necessary?

    Funny thing thiugh: there are some issues with domains with few characters.
    I don’t remember the limit or what the issue was about, but I work on a site with a domain like xx.xx and I was told by our devops guys that in some routing instaces they must specify www.xx.xx explicitly
  • 0
    @linuxxx is it possible to redirect with CNAME? I thought it was for aliases only :0
  • 2
    @agusarias it is. But aliasing www to the domain itself is very possible :D
  • 0
    But even Google adds a www-subdomain
  • 3
    In work we say "dub dub dub" instead. Try it your self surprisingly feels more natural.

    But I get you dude, hate when the norm feel the need to say www in front of every url. Heck even had some instead of saying Google it they said www.google it :s
  • 0
    @CptPie Biological solution? Poison the whole IT dpt. and start from scratch (the poor fellas were the only ones knowing the access codes).
  • 3
    @linuxxx then educate them
  • 1
    @mvba are you sure you aren't from india and working for a tech support company that had surprisingly few questions at the initial job interview until they said you are hired?
  • 0
    Fun (not really) fact, there are domains that don't work without the www because noone bothered to set it up properly.

    @jiraTicket If it's directed to the "uneducated" as it's reinforcing the message but many times it's just because the guy that wrote the script didn't know better.
  • 1
    @nickpapoutsis Yes most of my domains. Solely because I fucking hate the www part and it’s literally just a subdomain so I can leave it out.
  • 0
    @linuxxx I think you know but just to be complete CNAME != redirect. DNS is not capable of redirecting.! That said some providers do provide a redirecting service that integrates with their DNS management interface.

    What they do is
    1. Make sure the DNS record points to their webserver.
    2. Make that webserver redirect the address of the record to the configured donation (URL)

    DNS itself is just a record store with a protocol to retrieve those records.
  • 1
    @hjk101 Yeah I know, I tell this about every day ;) thanks for taking your time to explain though!

    Also, interested in signing up for a new devRant meeting?
  • 2
    @linuxxx Sure! I've only ever been to the one and had to cut it short. Meeting up with fellow Devs is to much fun to pass up!
  • 1
    @hjk101 just go to linu.xxx ;)
  • 1
    @linuxxx Nice 😀. Wil fill it out
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