Why www? Make it no-www!

By | July 1, 2009

When you visit a website it can generally be accessed via “http://www.domain.com” or “http://domain.com”. Having access to both versions will in fact over time harm your search engine ranking.

When you send an email to someone their address generally isn’t “name@mail.domain.com”. It would more likely be “name@domain.com” so why not just remove the www. from all domains.

To do this you would create a 301 redirect so anyone accessing “http://www.domain.com” will automatically be redirected to “http://domain.com”.

Basically to create a 301 redirect just edit your sites .htaccess file and add the following, subsituting domain.com for your domain.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.domain\.com
RewriteRule (.*) http://domain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

The guys over at no-www have some interesting information as why to remove the www from the domain name. So what are you waiting for, make the internet a no-www internet!

  • Doofus

    You’re stoopid. I’m not even going to answer \why www?\

  • I know “Doofus” is probably a bot. But I would like to respond with, what is stupid about it, stupid?

    I’m sorry, but even for a bot if that is what you are, you really do need to learn how to spell properly. Also what is with the escaping \’s it’s not like you need them. Or are you stupid?