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Firefox adds national suffix to the website

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Hi,

I live in Switzerland. When I type website address: https://www.pokemon.com Firefox changes it constantly (and instantly) to: https://www.pokemon.com/de/ which is useless to me because I don't know German.

Could you help me with that?

Hi, I live in Switzerland. When I type website address: https://www.pokemon.com Firefox changes it constantly (and instantly) to: https://www.pokemon.com/de/ which is useless to me because I don't know German. Could you help me with that?

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It is likely not Firefox forcing this, but the website that thinks you are in the German (DE) region and thus redirects you. Most websites do this automatically. You can check if the website has a language selector that allows to show the pages in English. I get https://www.pokemon.com/us/ , so you can try this link instead.

See also the preferred languages.

You can use websites like these to see how your location is reported via a reverse DNS look up of your IP:

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It is likely not Firefox forcing this, but the website that thinks you are in the German (DE) region and thus redirects you. Most websites do this automatically. You can check if the website has a language selector that allows to show the pages in English. I get https://www.pokemon.com/us/ , so you can try this link instead.

See also the preferred languages.

You can use websites like these to see how your location is reported via a reverse DNS look up of your IP:

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Oh OK. Indeed, when I put: https://www.pokemon.com/us/ it stays in the US and doesn't flip

BTW, in Switzerland, especially around Zurich they use German, probably that's why it is "forcing" the de