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When I enter an ip address instead of a url firefox inserts a www infront of the ip addresses which makes the address invalid. How can I stop it putting the www

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Hello I want to browse to a site by ip address but when I enter the ip address and press enter it puts a www infront of the ip address and invalidates the address. How can I stop it doing that?

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example of the problem page? So others can see what your seeing when they try it as well.

Modified by WestEnd

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When l enter url, which is a redirect to, Firefox responds with this url:,

and this:

Unable to connect

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at

In reality no www is needed at all if Firefox just doesn't any extra www. This url works:, and Firefox responds with this url:, again adding the www.

There must be some way to fix this. Our members cannot use Firefox to access our website so I must direct them to Chrome which doesn't seem to have this problem, at least not on my iMac.

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Hi ecofox, in my Firefox for Windows, requesting

returns a redirect to


Possibly this is related to never having visited the site before, so no redirects were previously cached. Could you test in a private window to see whether bypassing the cache makes any difference on yours?

(For what it's worth, I also disable scripts from, which are used in your page.)

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Works for me with this URL. It is not Firefox doing this in this case, but the server sends a location header in the HTTP response headers.

If you get two "www.www" prefixes then something else is wrong and you may have an extension interfering.