So LinkedIn’s had a redesign. In addition to a new minimalist look and feel that utilises more viewing space, they have balanced this positive step forward with a definite ‘two steps back’ approach by deciding to add profile URLs that include a country-specific subdomain.
Here’s what I mean. My old profile URL, which still works, is: http://www.linkedin.com/in/joannabutler
However, this is now appearing on profiles as the following: