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WWW or Not WWW?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms

Charles from AR writes:

Why is it that sometimes you need to use www when going to a web site and on others you have to leave off the www?

Hi, Charles – thanks for the question!

In short, a website name is converted using a DNS (Domain Name System) server which translates into a series of numbers called an IP address. This address tells your Internet connection where on the Internet the website can be found.

However, some website DNS records are configured to allow you to type either or just, while others are configured that only will go to the website.

Hope this helps!


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2 Responses to “WWW or Not WWW?”

  1. Carroll Gregory says:

    I use a Sweetwater computer. When I try to read my mail, it blocks some mail and will let me see others. Is this a bad setting? What must I do to correct this problem. Your help will most certainly be appreciated.

  2. Shenika Pochatko says:

    I’ve had the T301 for about 3 weeks And I’m still unable to update. I called cs the same day and was told to try again later (exact answer). I waited a couple days and the rep on the line was very hard to understand. I tried to download again using my desktop, laptop, and a friend’s laptop and still no update. So oNce again I call cs and ask the rep if he could email the update and he said the file was to large and he tells me he would send it on a sd card. I get the card in the mail exactly a week later, follow instructions and NOTHING!!! When I put the card in my pc it says it is damaged. When I put it in the. Tablet it says there is nothing on it. Why would they send a dmaged card with nothing on it. I’m so frustrated with this company.

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