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Image API inconsistency

The documentation here https://www.contentful.com/developers/docs/references/images-api/#/introduction says that when you get an image from the asset api you get a url like
//images.ctfassets.net/yadj1kx9rmg0/... which matches the API base url https://images.ctfassets.net

But when I connect to the API to fetch an asset, it comes back as //downloads.ctfassets.net/f24ml…

I was trying to do image manipulation and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working until I noticed the URL difference: image manipulation doesn’t work on ‘downloads’. Is there a reason for this discrepancy? I can of course replace ‘downloads’ with ‘images’ in the URL but this is obviously not ideal because if you ever change the url in the future this can break.