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  • www stands for World Wide Web and is a relict from the early internet days
  • www. is hard to spell in english (double you, double you, double you, double you, dot)
  • www. is just an optional subdomain
  • A domain without www is called apex-, naked- or bare-domain
  • Print designers like the look – print ads mostly include the www. prefix
  • Young people tend to skip www. when typing in a domain in the address bar of the browser
  • Old people always type www. before they type the actual domain name
  • Some web masters forget to set up this subdomain > 404
  • www. is coming back with modern cloud hosting (CNAME records, CDNs …)

Sources: 1, 2, 3

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