Simplified my URLs (20th June 2006)

By adding a little rewrite rule to my .htaccess files, the www. part of the URLs on my websites are now removed. The method I’m using is this:

# Turn on URL Rewriting:
RewriteEngine On

# Remove "www" from requests:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} .
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

This has now been applied to all my websites (obviously using the correct domain name for each one):

There is even a website for other websites doing this. It only takes a few minutes, so maybe you’d like to join the party and simplify your own URLs?