In a world where simple, clean and compact are becoming more desirable, and we pride ourselves on having short and simple website addresses, how often do you type “www.”?
To briefly explain “www.”, it is what is refered to as a subdomain on the domain you are visiting. It has become the accepted convention for “www.matty.co.za” and “matty.co.za” to point to the same website. In theory, however, “www.matty.co.za”, “matty.co.za” and “musicrocks.matty.co.za” could all point to different websites entirely.
Knowing this, I ask; How often do you type “www.” or “http://” in your web browser?
I don’t think typing “www.” will ever truly phase out and become non-existant. I do believe that website owners will become more aware of the website without “www.” and will make sure their website works without a subdomain as well as with the “www.”.
What are your thoughts on this?