Ok, when developing a document and waiting for specific information (a date, name, link, etc.) it is fairly standard practice to put in a “marker” where the information is to be inserted once it is known. This typically takes the form of xx/xx/xx, or insert XXXXX here. Using this method, you’d use logically www.xxxxx.com to indicate a link, right.The intention, of course, is that these be filled in before submitting the document and ideally and as we teach our clients, these are highlighted to ensure that in fact they are filled in prior to submission and NOT overlooked.
However, as we all know, despite all best efforts (or for lack of them!), once in a great while that doesn’t always happen and one of these ends up in the final document as is.
Very unfortunately, that’s just what happened recently: A document went out with www.XXXXX.com in it.
As you might have guessed, though unbeknownst to the person who quite innocently used this as a marker, this is actually a working link. And like the title says, it’s not a link to which you want to be directing your client. (And I strongly suggest you DON’T GO THERE!)