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Which of the following is correct:

  1. You will find more information on [URL]

  2. You will find more information at [URL]

I have tried googling, using various actual URLs, but I'm not getting any useful results... Googling has helped me decide that "on" is preferred together with "website", but I'm not sure this automatically holds for actual URLs as well.

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    A URL is an address. You live at an address: not on one. Information may be on a website though, like a tent on a campsite. Jun 11 at 14:29
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    Note that the choice of a or an before a word or letter does NOT depend on the word/letter, but on its pronunciation. So, if URL were pronounced as EARL, it would be preceded by an. But because we pronounce the U, as in uniform, not as in umbrella, it is a URL and NOT an URL. Jun 11 at 15:49
  • @RonaldSole You're right, of course – my mistake! Jun 12 at 13:58

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The abbreviation “URL” is new enough that I doubt a rigid usage has developed.

However, I’d recommend “at.”

First, a “URL” is called an address, and usage decrees that the preposition “at” is used for addresses in the physical domain.

Second, email addresses incorporate an “@,” which is a punctuation mark known as a “commercial at.”

Those two analogies suggest strongly that “at” should be used for URL’s.

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  • URLs usually don't incorporate an "@". Perhaps you're thinking of email addresses? Jun 11 at 14:44
  • You are right. Thank you. My mind slipped a cog there. I shall correct. Jun 11 at 15:21

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