Proposal to pronounce “www” as “triple-u”

Currently we pronounce the “www” in most urls on the internet as “double-u double-u double-u”. This is uncessarily long and complicated. My proposal is to pronounce it as “triple-u” instead.

For example, www.google.com would be pronounced as “triple-u dot google dot com.”

Here is how we arrive at this pronunciation:

  1. We have a single “u”.

2. We have “w”, which consists of two “u”s, so we say “double-u”.

3. We have “www”, which consists of three “w”s, but instead of clumsy “triple-double-u”, we might as well say “triple-u”, and no confusion will result.

Thanks to my dad who suggested this years ago.