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Why does Firefox put www in front of the domain name?
When I type my website in the bar, firefox puts www in front of it, which causes the warning page: firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.karinchappell.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.
If I remove the www by backspacing it, the page loads correctly.
I've checked the website: "SSL is enabled on your site, and an SSL certificate was detected on your site."
When I've asked around the techies I know, I've been told this is an antiquated way of dealing with it. Please advise.
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Hmm, how did you get to that screen? If I start with
after a couple seconds it redirects to:
If I start with the URL on your Bio page
it redirects to
So far, so good.
If I turn on Firefox's HTTPS-Only feature, then instead of checking whether the www site will redirect, Firefox shows the HTTPS-Only Mode Alert screen. It sounds like you are not getting that screen. (More info on that feature in this article: HTTPS-Only Mode in Firefox.)
So if your Firefox is using an entry from history, there shouldn't be a problem. I'm not sure why Firefox thinks it should combine the https and the www. ??