eee instead of www

  slightlymad 21:23 21 Aug 2006
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I can get to my site using eee. instead of www.

It's true! I copied and pasted the address of a page into an email, and this is how it came out:

eee. artyit. co.uk

But the link works! Look: eee.artyit.co.uk

I'm baffled ... can anyone explain?

  slightlymad 21:27 21 Aug 2006

Let's see what happens with "http://" in front:

click here

  ade.h 21:28 21 Aug 2006

Eee! It works!





How strange. Presumably, you found this by accident, with "e" being next to "w".

  RicScott 21:31 21 Aug 2006

It does the same with any three letter in front of it..

  slightlymad 21:35 21 Aug 2006

mmm!

I just tried 3 M's, and still got there!

Is mine the only address on the whole www the does this? Am I unique?

I like it.

I'm going to have business cards made up.

  ade.h 21:40 21 Aug 2006

I just tried a few, and you seem to be unique!

  slightlymad 20:31 22 Aug 2006

But listen to this...

WWW can be replaced with ANYTHING!!

Numbers, or, wait for it...

ANY WORD.

sausages.artyit.co.uk will take you there.

Now how spooky is that.

Does anyone have an answer?

Of course not. It's inexplicable.

  Mr Mistoffelees 20:45 22 Aug 2006

floccinaucinihilipilification.artyit.co.uk works!

  ade.h 21:05 22 Aug 2006

It seems that there is a limit...

I thought I'd really push the boat out by adding http:// well who would have thought it you really can replace www with absolutely anything whatsoever and it still works this is really really strange .artyit.co.uk/ without any of the spaces. Didn't work! LOL.

  Rigga 12:36 23 Aug 2006

It's all to do with your DNS records and subdomains.

Usually, When DNS records are setup for a domain, Two records are setup one pointing to artyit.co.uk and the other to the www. subdomain i.e. www. artyit.co.uk

However it is possible to setup a * subdomain DNS record so all subdomains point to the same IP address, and hence web site.

I use this a lot to classify different customers web sites at a single domain.
i.e. Customer1. anydomain.com
and Customer2. anydomain.com

HTH. R.

  slightlymad 17:11 23 Aug 2006

It did indeed help, Rigga!

Thank you.

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