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AphroditeDesign says

Question is simple. Why so many good and professional sites dont use “www”? Thanks.

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vasilios says

I don’t use it because I don’t like the way it looks with my domain name. :P

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jremick Staff says

Because it’s not necessary and if the server is setup correctly it will use both and forward one to the other for consistency.

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jonathan01 says

I believe that the main reason is due to traffic reporting – with and without the www you have to keep 2 sets – when all you use is http then you have one set – supposed to help with rankings also I believe and SEO

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PixelBin says

Kind of silly question but how to do you get rid of the redirecting to “www” on your domain?

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danharper says

Because it looks a lot better and as Jonathan said, search engines prefer you to use one or the other (or risk getting your site indexed twice).

www. is a remnant of the internet which in a web browser, shouldn’t be needed. Personally, it annoys me when a company advertises their website with the ‘www.’ – even more so on TV/Radio adverts.

What’s even more annoying are the websites which strictly use the ‘www.’ part of the domain (eg. using http://www.example.com) and don’t set up redirections – so anyone going to http://example.com will see a blank page.

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vasilios says
Kind of silly question but how to do you get rid of the redirecting to “www” on your domain?

http://css-tricks.com/snippets/htaccess/www-no-www/

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