ICANN is banning the use of “WWW”

(via BBSpot) Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is set to ban the use of “www” in domain names as recent studies show that office productivity is affected by workers having to type “www” when surfing a website.

Requiring employees to type ‘WWW’ cost companies over $25 billion last year,” said ICANN representative Emil Scharnsdorf. “The average Internet surfer takes two seconds to type ‘www’ and visits 125 sites a day, add in typos like “qqq” and “ww,” then wave your hands over your head three times and you’re at $25 billion.


The biggest beneficiaries of the change will be ordinary workers. Now an employee won’t have to type www.victoriassecret.com when doing research on the latest lingerie available, but can go straight to victoriassecret.com saving up to ten seconds for a slow typer.

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Owners of site found not following the rules will face fines of $10,000 or confiscation of their sites by ICANN.


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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

6 Responses

  1. Abe Olandres says:

    @ j

    I don’t really like hearing the wa-wa-wa. I feel so uneasy. :D

    @ The Ca t

    hahaha dial-up yata kayo sa office ah! :p

    Yung ke Connie ngayon mukhang cease fire muna for a while.

  2. The Ca t says:


    in my office lingo glossary. www is world wide wait
    esp. if the browser is slow.

    for sassy’s blog (pssst wag mo akong isumbong)

    word war website. (puti laban sassy, ca t laban sa mga alpha geeks, opposition vs. gma followers, cats vs dogs) oops ;)

  3. jangelo says:

    Haha. :) Not to mention having to mention “double u, double u, double u.” Good thing we Pinoys have “wa” as the old tagalog pronunciation for W. So we can just say wawawa. :)

  4. Abe Olandres says:

    Okay, okay… this is just a spoof news from BBSpot. :D

  5. kzap says:

    but u dont need to type in www. , and if you have to thats a dumb site setup. how bout spending more money on something more worthwhile

  6. mr nice ash says:

    *roll eyes*

    as if they have to type “www” & “com”.
    dont they know the use of hotkeys???

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