After years of having the internet, why the hell do people still use www in front of every domain name?
Traditionally, the www – world wide web (or world wide wait depending on where you are) represents a shortcut to where the website is, so people would do www.mahmood.tv for instance, but now that that is established, shouldn’t we just drop that? After all, we all know that website root should be redirected automatically to the site. That is, mahmood.tv should automatically and transparently go to where ever you set the website server to be.
That’s not so if you are Batelco of course! They’re STILL hung on the www thing. Try to get inet.com.bh without the www and you won’t get anywhere. The same with most websites with the .bh (Bahrain) domain, especially government. WHY?
I can accept (and use) the mail.mahmood.tv, ftp.mahmood.tv to get to certain services, and if I need them I would configure them, to my mind that is the only time I would use a prefix, but with the prevalence of websites, that’s like saying Mr. every time you open your mouth. Aren’t we familiar with the web that we can now use first-name basis as an address?
Another thing that peeves me off about Batelco’s interpretation for this minute island is their insistence on the .com.bh, .org.bh and .net.bh. I guess to them it’s another way of raking it in, but I hope that with the Bahrain Internet Exchange coming online, they would drop all those silly things and just go with domain.bh without the com, org and net.