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Re: How Come www Has Number as in

John Levine (
29 Sep 2005 04:13:00 -0000

In article <> you write:

> How come I saw some web site has some number after www, how can they do
> that?

> i.e.,

It's just a name, which can be anything the site owner wants. The www
prefix is a convention but there's no technical requirement that a
site have www in its name.

When you see sites named wwwNN, that invariably means that they have a
bunch of web servers sharing the load, and when you first visit the
site as, it redirects you to one of the numbered
servers picked either at random, or picking one with a relatively low



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