We’ve dropped the www.! Our preferred/canonical url is now http://archive.org

Dear Patrons,

Last Thursday we pushed out changes to drop the “www.” prefix from our urls
so that we have the newer/shorter style urls start like:

http://archive.org

We intend to keep this change permanently.

We know there will be a few minor breaks here and there especially from some third-party applications that might not handle “301 Moved Temporarily” redirects (if you have something flash-based that needs http://www.archive.org/crossdomain.xml we caught that breakage and that url still works now (that is, it can be either requested either with or without the lead “www.” as an exception now). We’re happy to work with anyone having issues — feel free to reply to this post and let us know.

Best wishes, and now go spend those four characters saved on something fun ;-)

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2 Responses to We’ve dropped the www.! Our preferred/canonical url is now http://archive.org

  1. Jack says:

    I love the http:// format too! and then why I have to write www. if the browser will cut off it everytime?…Well done! :)

  2. Dang… i have so many websites that default to the www. version… I’ve been considering moving them over to the bare domains as well. Not enough time in the day!

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