Google slammed for Chrome change that strips out 'www' from domains

Found on IT Wire on Saturday, 08 September 2018
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Google's move to strip out the www in domains typed into the address bar, beginning with version 69 of its Chrome browser, has drawn an enormous amount of criticism from developers who see the move as a bid to cement the company's dominance of the Web.

When asked about this change in a long discussion thread on a mailing list, a Google staffer wrote: "www is now considered a 'trivial' subdomain, and hiding trivial subdomains can be disabled in flags (will also disable hiding the URL scheme).

There is no reason whatsoever for Google to meddle with the way webmasters decide to build their URLs. The "not not evil" anymore company tries too hard to tell users how the web should operate; and that does not make them friends.