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In a URL why is the .com/.org/.net needed

Postby Never thirsty! » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:46 pm

I'm just curious i.e. the url for this site http://www.christiananime.net why do we need .net?
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Re: In a URL why is the .com/.org/.net needed

Postby FourFourSeven » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:49 am

Never thirsty! wrote:I'm just curious i.e. the url for this site http://www.christiananime.net why do we need .net?


That part of a URL is called a "Top Level Domain", and describes the type of entity/owner who owns that site name, as well as defines the purpose of that site.

Very generally speaking....

".com" sites are operated by commercial/business entities.

".org" websites are run by organizations, usually non-profit.

".net" sites are usually hosted by network providers, like website hosts, for instance.
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Re: In a URL why is the .com/.org/.net needed

Postby MomentOfInertia » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:18 pm

.gov for government sites

.edu for universities etc.

And so on.

Maybe we should apply for a ".odd" address. :P
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