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Michael A. Jan 03, 2008, 09:11am EST Report Abuse
I'm a bit confused by something and the normal attempt to Google search the answer isn't working.

There are a few sites out there that have domain names that begin with www followed by a random number...


I've seen a few others as well, as far back as even five years ago. The rarity of this didn't really hit me until the all popular became prevalent, its address being

Whenever I tried to research for information on this, all I was able to find were links to sites that are examples of this phenomena.

Does anyone know what's going on here?

We've all heard about Web 2.0, but Web 11.0 seems a bit of a stretch...

Michael A.
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Chris McGee Jan 03, 2008, 09:36am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A bit confused
Just different web servers I think, probably for load balancing. The www bit in the address is just a subdomain I believe and isn't necessary for a web address. You could make it www500 if you made sure the URL pointed to the right IP address.

edit: if you just type in you get a different number each time so I think it is just different web-servers.

FordGT90Concept Jan 04, 2008, 12:18am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A bit confused
The www# are alternative addresses given by the DNS server for No meta refresh is used.

If I remember what I forgot, I have not forgotten it.
Michael A. Jan 04, 2008, 05:36am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A bit confused
That makes sense, thanks guys.

Michael A.



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