Can someone please explain how website URLs and domain names interact?
Specifically, if you own a domain such as: yourwebsite.com
If you have the domain records setup so that the CNAME www.yourwebsite.com -> yourwebsite.com
How does the www version become the default web address and how is 301 redirects applied?
If www is pointed to naked domain, why does the website default to www version – shouldn’t it be the other way around? Or is this web server configuration based?