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Is this a new www prefix?

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:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/

What does the wwwnc stand for?  

Thank you.

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crisco96Commented:
wwwnc is actually a subdomain of cdc.gov.  Website administrators can create any subdomain they want, generally they create a www. subdomain but they don't have to.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subdomain
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Trisha5Author Commented:
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 www.nc.cdc.com.

It's http://wwwnc.cdc.gov

Can that still be a sub domain without the dot?  





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crisco96Commented:
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.
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Trisha5Author Commented:
I appreciate the quick response.

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