Is this a new www prefix?

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I have not run into this before and can't find any information on it, so would appreciate your assistance.

The URL for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is:

What does the wwwnc stand for?  

Thank you.

Question by:Trisha5
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    Expert Comment

    wwwnc is actually a subdomain of  Website administrators can create any subdomain they want, generally they create a www. subdomain but they don't have to.

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    Author Comment

    Thank you, but I'm not sure about that.

    I understand sub-domains a bit, but this appears to be a top-level domain.  

    There is no "dot" between the


    Can that still be a sub domain without the dot?  

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    Accepted Solution

    Yeah it's still a subdomain without the dot, because www. is atually a subdomain that most people set up, but for whatever reason the cdc created a wwwnc subdomain.

    Website urls don't have to actually begin with www. it's just a pseudo standard that most people follow.

    Author Closing Comment

    I appreciate the quick response.


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