website does not load without www

Good morning!
I have a situation with one of our websites. The site is hosted off site.  Every so often when someone go to our web It does not load,  you have to  any suggestions on why that is?  nothing has changed with my registrar.
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Scott Fell, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Developer & EE ModeratorCommented:
Your server is on media temple running nginx.

Media temple has instructions on how to set up  your redirect.

If you are having issues, you may want to double check that set up.

But from what you are describing, it does sound like you are having browser issues and not webserver issues.  I tried multiple times on chrome/mac and couldn't reproduce any problems.   Try clearing your cache.
Some browsers (and sometime behavior changes from version to version) add www automatically to the URL the users type in the address text box. For those that don't, the solution is adding * to the DNS.
Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of Commented:
You could also add a redirect rule to redirect all non wwwrequests to www
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
And to expand on that comment, on some browsers, I don't have to add ".com".  I can type "google" or "cisco" in the address bar and the browser will automatically fill out the rest.
tips54Author Commented:
I already have (* (All Others)       7200 ) on my DNS with the registra. and it does not work.
the website is hosted off premise.
Jan SpringerCommented:
what you need is a ServerAlias directive in your web server configuration for that domain and make sure that and both point to the same address in DNS.

I don't know IIS, but that is the term in Apache.
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
You have a 301 redirect set up on your server.  If you add to the address bar, your site redirects to www.

What you are describing sounds like you are using a search bar to add the web address and this is common.   What browser are you using?
tips54Author Commented:
I think it's browser related as well.  I use FireFox and I don't have that issue.  The problem occurs with IE.
Dave BaldwinConnect With a Mentor Fixer of ProblemsCommented:
That page redirects properly in Firefox, Chrome, and IE8 on my computer.  There may be a setting in "Private Browsing" that blocks redirects.  If that is what is happening, you can't do anything about it.  Sometimes 'redirects' are blocked as a 'security measure'... but pages are redirected for perfectly normal reasons fairly often.
tips54Author Commented:
I will check with the end user.
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