Internet addressesWe often give internet addresses or URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) in County Council communications so that the reader can find out more information about a subject. In the web environment an internet address usually provides a direct link (hyperlink) to a specific web location. You simply click on the hyperlink to go to that location. In this web environment, the internet address is always underlined and usually appears in a colour different to that of the main text. This is the industry standard.
When giving an internet or email address in a printed document the address should not be underlined. Use bold instead, eg:
If you're looking for something interesting to read, try logging on to the Road Safety website at www.hants.gov.uk/roadsafety.
And don't forget to include the full stop after the web address if it appears at the end of your sentence, to indicate to the reader that the sentence has finished - as shown in the example above.