Telenor, Your Website’s URL Structuring is a Mess

Telenor Pakistan’s official website needs an urgent fix for its URL structuring. The problem is that links don’t work If not typed “www” with the main URL.

For instance, type telenor.com.pk (not www.telenor.com.pk) and then try to open any link, yes any link – it won’t work.

Following is what you are likely to get:

telenor

I suppose not many internet users type www along with URLs, especially if its .PK domain. I am saying this because a shortcut Ctrl+Enter is largely used with domain names to automatically type www + .com with the domain – but that’s for top level domain. For instance, type Yahoo in your address bar and hit Ctrl+Enter.

We first noticed this when Telenor Pakistan revamped their website last year. But didn’t point it out – just because we thought that they are working on it and might get things straight.

I remember our friend Saad Hamid once mentioning @TelenorPakistan of this flaw over Twitter, but appears they have given up looking at their website (and Twitter account). This is probably why “Blog” section on Telenor’s website is  displaying “Coming Soon” for months.

Update

Okay, it appears Telenor has fixed the issue now.


  • Hey this is about two or three months old problem I am facing. I thought temporarily problem.

    70% of site unusable. Only propakistani noticed this.

  • Good work aamir! now you surely capture their link back on your site! its old technique of SEO but still working because old is gold. keep working to get more authority links to gain more exposure.

  • Aamir bhai Zong ka book your number portal (http://115.186.182.11/byn/) bhi kharab hy, jo bhi number enter kro aik he jawab ata hy ”
    Sorry, 031x-xxxxxxx has already been booked.” jab k number kisi k istamal me nhi hota.

  • main to telenor site kafi arsay say isi wajah say istemal nahi ker paya bajayay google cache ya djuice ke site say infos leta raha hon

  • dude what the hell is wrong with you people. everyday you give a report where nothing is wrong and then you use your own ids to confirm it .. please have some respect

    • Saad Hamid wasn’t hired by Mobilink then (when he had pointed this out to your twitter admin), imagine how old this problem was ;-)

      • i just found that tweet and looked into it because i dont believe a word you say and i am an ex mobilinker working with warid and i can confirm two times that he was working there as i was working with the marketing team at that time. Shameful

  • Oh come on, give them a lil break :-P
    Nice of you to post though. Its been like this for a while now.

    Telenor mostly use www version so they just need 2 line code in .htaccess file to make it all clean. Something like
    [code]
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]
    [/code]

    Since they running Apache, I don’t see why they haven’t done it already.
    Lazy admin :-P

  • This has been an issue for a while (more than few weeks, that I can confirm) … They fixed it in few hours after this post. What’s wrong with you guys???
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    See the good side, Telenor fixed an issue (stupid thing) due to this blog… Way to go Aamir …

  • You have based a whole article for Telenor’s url?and one telenor url which was not working!?!?!wow!
    Telenor surely does matter then!

    And yes please choose a better “issue” next time :)

  • Why Telenor employees are so much defensive? :)
    Yes there was an issue and it was fixed after this post. What’s wrong with that? Why do you guys need to attack the person who in the first place has reported it?

    Chill…

  • I agree, telenor news ticker links were not working three days ago when I tried from chrome.

  • OooppsssSsss.. Look at you poor admin, how are you justifying each and every comment. Oh, I remember it is your old habit to “justify”, isn’t it?

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