Chromium's "trivial" subdomains: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=881410
This seems awfully shortsighted.
@fribbledom hmm, someone brought this up in my computer networking class and the professor said... it wasn't important??
It is a problem for anyone who cares about DNS and/or security. Maybe your professor doesn't belong to either group
Well, as the domain owner / DNS operator you can configure your DNS to respond in anyway you please. "www" is just a subdomain like every other.
The better question is: why did we ever start to prefix websites with a subdomain "www", when the service is already differentiated by the TCP port.
Legacy reasons I guess, the web was always an afterthought (and hence running on a separate server with its own IP) and not the primary goal of the Internet.
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