|Why does chrome add www. to the beginning of a URL?||Ashkir||8/14/09 3:37 AM|
When typing a url why does Google Chrome add a www. to the beginning automatically? Is there a way to disable this? I very seriously thing www is decapitated.
|Re: Why does chrome add www. to the beginning of a URL?||sozh97||8/14/09 3:45 AM|
What do you mean? Do you mean typing "google.com" brings you to "www.google.com"? Or do you mean when you start typing a URL e.g. "youtube.com", a suggestion from the omnibox prompts "www.youtube.com"?
For the first one, it has to do with the website. When typing in "google.com", Google automatically redirects you to the "www.google.com" version. However, certain websites do not have redirects from the non-www version to the www version. E.g. "examplewebpage.com" to "www.examplewebpage.com". Please contact the webmaster for further info.
For the 2nd option, this has to do with the omnibox suggestions. The omnibox is an essential part of Chrome. It gives suggestions to webpages and allow you to search from a particular search engine right from it. There is currently no option to disable the omnibox. Please contact Chrome to give your suggestions on this issue.
|Re: Why does chrome add www. to the beginning of a URL?||Ashkir||8/14/09 3:49 AM|
|Re: Why does chrome add www. to the beginning of a URL?||dwight.stegall||8/14/09 3:51 AM|
It doesn't always. For Cnn.com it does but not for my own werbsite. It depends on how you setup the domain name.
|Re: Why does chrome add www. to the beginning of a URL?||sozh97||8/14/09 4:31 AM|
You mean the first option I gave you. Refer to my first answer. This has to do with the way the domain is set up. You have to contact the website's webmaster or technical support for more info. This is something most major websites has - a auto-redirect.
|Re: Why does chrome add www. to the beginning of a URL?||Ashkir||8/14/09 6:42 AM|
|Re: Why does chrome add www. to the beginning of a URL?||sozh97||8/14/09 5:27 PM|
This has to do with CNN or Youtube or Google and the way the website is set up. Sometimes, when you type "gmail.com", it brings you to "http://gmail.com", which then redirects you to "http://www.gmail.com". However, certain websites do not have the redirect and when you type "ashkir.com", Chrome brings you to "http://ashkir.com", but since such a website does not exist and there is no redirect, you would be faced with a DNS Error.
Just out of curiousity, why is this irritating for you? If the website isn't redirected, its traffic would go down 'coz many people just type "cnn.com" w/out the "www".