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    What is WWW8?

    I was doing a search for a business and it turns out their url begins with www8. What the hell is that? I thought it had to begin with the standard www.

    What does this mean and how does someone go about getting that kind of domain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
    "www" is commonly found at the beginning of Web addresses because of the long-standing practice of naming Internet hosts (servers) according to the services they provide. So for example, the host name for a Web server is often "www"; for an FTP server, "ftp"; and for a USENET news server, "news" or "nntp" (after the news protocol NNTP). These host names appear as DNS subdomain names, as in "www.example.com".

    This use of such prefixes is not required by any technical standard; indeed, the first Web server was at "nxoc01.cern.ch"[14] and even today many Web sites exist without a "www" prefix. The "www" prefix has no meaning in the way the main website is shown. The "www" prefix is simply one choice for a Web site's subdomain name.

    Some Web browsers will automatically try adding "www." to the beginning, and possibly ".com" to the end, of typed URLs if no host is found without them. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera will also prefix "http://www." and append ".com" to the address bar contents if the Control and Enter keys are pressed simultaneously. For example, entering "example" in the address bar and then pressing either just Enter or Control+Enter will usually resolve to "http://www.example.com", depending on the exact browser version and its settings.
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    Basically, WWW8 is a subdomain of a website.

    Examples of subdomains are http://images.google.com/ and http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/.

    They can be used as methods of sharing categories between a site without having to bother about folders. Im not sure, but i think it can also be a method of sharing bandwidth and storage across multiple servers.
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    An abbreviation of "World Wide Wait"?
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    www (9 sylables)..the only acronym that takes longer to say than the phrase it represents..


    hmmmmm


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