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Windows 7: Any way to force IE9 to assume a subdomain?

09 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Any way to force IE9 to assume a subdomain?

If I disable "search from address bar" in IE9, attempting to visit results in a 404 error. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, however, works fine. I can omit the subdomain from some websites (such as, but others simply won't allow me to. Also, simply opens a search engine if I have "search from address bar" enabled.

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09 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

I think that it depends on what data is stored by DNS servers for that address. This in turn depends on the information provided to them by webmasters. Perhaps John (z3r010) might be the one to ask here, as all 3 of his sites exhibit this behaviour.
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09 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 10 Workstation x64

Force www needs to be set at server level.

You could add an entry in your hosts file so that actually resolves to the correct IP
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