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www.forums.digitalpoint.com is Unavailable!

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Freebies, May 22, 2005.

  1. #1
    Has anyone noticed that if you type www.forums.digitalpoint.com into the address bar you get the Action Canceled, temporarily unavailable page but if you leave the www off the digital point forum will load properly? :D
    SEMrush
     
    Freebies, May 22, 2005 IP
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  2. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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  3. Freebies

    Freebies Peon

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    Yes, that's what I'm saying but why is there no redirect in the event that someone types the "www"?
     
    Freebies, May 22, 2005 IP
  4. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    Apparently NO :)
     
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    Freebies Peon

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    I'm not asking if but I am interested in why this is the case. :rolleyes:
     
    Freebies, May 22, 2005 IP
  6. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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    Maybe Shawn will do something, but a lot of folks also go to www.digitalpoint.com or digitalpoint.com and find the forum that way. :)
     
    anthonycea, May 22, 2005 IP
  7. Freebies

    Freebies Peon

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    With that having been said, is it not interesting that the forums are inaccessible when using www in the address bar? Is it not also interesting that with the forums being so popular that there is no appearing direct link from the homepage?
     
    Freebies, May 22, 2005 IP
  8. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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    We will have to wait for a statement from Shawn, but it is a sub-domain of DP.com it seems.
     
    anthonycea, May 22, 2005 IP
  9. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #9
    I guess traffic does get lost but since this forum is so popular, it doesn't seem to matter that much.
     
    Blogmaster, May 22, 2005 IP
  10. flawebworks

    flawebworks Tech Services

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    It depends on the setup of the server; and decisions of system admin. Also; majority of people are not going to type in www.subdomain.domain.com. It's considered a 4th level domain name and isn't used that often -it's cumbersome. (check out most .gov addresses)
     
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  11. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #11
    Pointless to set it up that way... I would bet money that anyone that typed in the wrong URL manually ended up typing it right, so in the end there was no lost traffic. If someone is typing www.forums.digitalpoint.com manually, they know exactly what they are looking for. :)

    No point in making the world more lazy than they already are. heh
     
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  12. Freebies

    Freebies Peon

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    anthonycea Banned

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    Well Google does it just in case I think. They buy up a lot of common mis-spellings and so on.

    I have done the same thing she has done in the past, so she does have a point :eek:
     
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    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    I would label this as a blonde moment ;)
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #15
    digitalpoint.com is the main domain

    forums.digitalpoint.com, www.digitalpoint.com, and www.forums.digitalpoint are all subdomains

    That said, I have no re-direct for www.forum.psychlinks.ca to forum.psychlinks.ca and yet from my web logs I see that a small number of people do regularly reach the forum that way. I assume this was something recongnized and automatically handled by the nameserver.

    But digitalpoint, unlike my forum, is on its own server with presumably its own nameserver -- maybe that's a nameserver function rather than a net standard?
     
    minstrel, May 22, 2005 IP
  16. Freebies

    Freebies Peon

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    Thanks, Minstrel & Anthony, I think that answers my question.
    How is this a blonde moment, Foxy?
     
    Freebies, May 22, 2005 IP
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    Foxy is just having fun, he means no harm, he is a great guy :)
     
    anthonycea, May 22, 2005 IP
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    Freebies Peon

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    Okay, I’m not knowledgeable at all when it comes to things like this, so I thought I would ask. I probably pushed it a bit too far but I really found it interesting. Thanks…
     
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  19. anthonycea

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    #19
    Understanding URL's is hard even for many of us that have been around for years, how they work and which are best to use for SEO is an important subject, so we are glad you asked and happy you are here.

    That goes for all the members Freebies :eek:

    Never be afraid to ask anything, I have been labeled as a guy that will post just about anything that comes to mind, some like it, others don't.

    Just keep on posting in your own style :eek:
     
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  20. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    Sure thing ...its the only way
     
    Foxy, May 22, 2005 IP