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www.username.hubpages.com vs without the www

  1. LeanMan profile image90
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    If I use www.username.hubpages.com in the address bar HP will tell me that the user does not exist, most people will still type the www when putting in an address.......

    You will only find the user if you omit the www............

    1. Pearldiver profile image82
      Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile  So it needs to be a 'Leaner' address then.

    2. Sally's Trove profile image84
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good catch!

  2. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Sunforged voiced a similar concern here:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/83045

    I find it odd, too.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image84
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I also find it odd that three weeks later, not only is the problem not resolved, but it wasn't even addressed by the team in the earlier forum.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image93
        wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You're not the only one.  hmm

  3. profile image0
    msivakumarposted 6 years ago

    Technically a subdomain i.e what we have in hubpages (username.hubpages.com) is NOT supposed to have www in front of it. Or rather the convention is not to have www in front of a subdomain .

    Again, technically it is possible to redirect www.username.hubpages.com to username.hubpages.com. But I guess it is too much of a trouble and creates unnecessary overheads to HP maintenance and networking staff. Basically it is not worth the effort to do it. (I would rather prefer Paul breaking his head to start another revenue stream program, rather than worrying about this)

    Subdomain is an accepted practice and the perceived usability issue is not a big issue (IMHO, though).

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Personally, I never use www any more.

  5. melbel profile image98
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    www in www.hubpages.com is a subdomain
    username in username.hubpages.com is also a subdomain

    You can't have both. Well, technically you can, but it would take a lot of unnecessary configuration on HP's side and there really would be no added benefit.

 
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