Why Do Some Sites Start with WWW2?
“WWW” is a sequence of letters we’re pretty comfortable seeing in front of a domain name, even if we’re not exactly sure why it’s there. Every now and then, though, you might have noticed a few numbers sneaking onto the end – WWW1, WWW2, maybe even WWW3. Have you stumbled onto a parallel version of the Internet? Are you being phished? While you should always watch out for weird site-name changes, in this case you don’t need to worry. The number probably just means the site you’re browsing is using a slightly old-school load-balancing technique. You’re still on the same site, but your traffic is… Read more