All you should know about www2Posted on 28th May 2021
Safety of www2 servers
With a growing number of fraud and dangerous sites on the Internet, users naturally get suspicious about the numbers, which they indicate sometimes in a www domain name. The www prefix means that you are visiting a website. The digits added after www do not suppose any danger at all.
Some websites use this technique for their subdomains and hostnames that refer to different servers. Hence, you can see «www2.xxx.com,» or «www3.xxx.com,» «www4.xxx.com,» «www5.xxx.com» in an address line of a browser. This method helps to lessen the load in peak-activity hours or during technical problems on the primary server. The process occurs automatically.
Although most site owners use more progressive ways for offloading, e.g., you will never see it on Facebook. Yet adding digits to the www domain remains a conservative solution for Internet banking nowadays.
This method is frequent in online banking applications, which makes the users fear for their data. Whichever purpose the site owners aim for, this technique is safe. You will be redirected to the primary address automatically as soon as the technical issue is solved or the load is relieved.
However, get convinced that the rest part of the address remains the same. Double-check this point to exclude any suspicions about the domain safety. Never open the link that comes from unauthentic services.
No panic when you see www2, but check the rest address line. Make sure that you visited a genuine website before the redirection.