Leaving off the "WWW." for links on a business card

Posted on 2014-08-03
Last Modified: 2014-08-04
I don't know if this has a wrong or right answer, but most browsers will process something like this just fine:

They also process:


My question speaks more to aesthetics.  I am wanting to put links on a business card pointing to our website as well as our facebook page.  Do most people just give "<domain><.com>" now?

Back up your answer with something from the web - from other experts who know.

Many thanks!!
Question by:knowlton
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    Accepted Solution

    Most people are savvy enough and know
    is a website and when talking to tech savvy people they know the www is not needed (unless the website is not set up correctly)
    But some people are not that savvy but do know that www means a website.

    So the answer is use

    It looks nicer as well

    Back up your answer with something from the web
    You'll find a hundred different arguments each way.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
    Definitely leave out the http://  

    I prefer leaving out the www. as well.  Just make sure your domain resolves to both the www and the naked domain.

    As far as using www vs leaving it off, it is really best to use what your site currently is doing.  If you have a 301 direct that converts all non www to the www, then use the www on your business card and vice versa.

    Old  but relevant to this

    Whichever your choice, it is a preference.  The key is to be consistent.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Dave Baldwin
    Just make sure it works like you expect it to.  I have had clients that made the 'www' version point to a different server.  One even made 'www' point to their mail server for some reason.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks guys.  : )

    Gonna go with format.

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