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Post Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:54 am

I have seen a lot of really nice sites have www.(their name), and was wondering which host that was. Does anyone know?

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Post Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:27 am

uk is the country code, and in this case United Kingdom. Il is israel, DE is germany, Ru Is russia and so forth. The US doesn't use a code.

Post Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:26 am

.Com stands for company if I'm correct. That was the first "country code". .nl (the Netherlands) was the second in the history of the internet

Post Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:24 am

Here is the whole listing on the Com types -

.gov is a U.S. government site

.mil is a U.S. military site

.edu is an accredited post-secondary educational institution

.com is a commercial, for-profit entity

.org is a noncommercial, not-for-profit entity

.net is a computer network, particularly an Internet-related network

.int is an international organization

Edited by - Finalday on 9/30/2005 9:25:27 AM

Post Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:35 am

I understood that, but thanks anywise. All I wanted to know what who was hosting them, because some of them have been free hosted sites (they say their freely hosted, but don't say by who). Plus Astral Prime Studios says something about hosting, and their two examples are both that way. (Anyone check that out?)

Edited by - alfa_astrix on 10/4/2005 2:02:36 AM

Post Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:48 am

@Finalday: While that was the original intent, you can pretty much register any extension for any purpose nowadays. Some country codes require the registrant to be a citezen of that country though and the US does have a country code. It's .us not surprisingly :p .com .net .org are are international tlds which can and are used by anyone anywhere in the world.

Edited by - TheJkWhoSaysNi on 10/4/2005 5:50:09 AM

Post Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:54 pm

.uk is owned by the United Kingdom, we here in the UK have decided to split up are country allocated names to make it easier to work out what the site your are looking at is. Similar to the way the global namespace was set up. means its a UK Company, you can buy them the same way you would buy a .com is is NOT owned by an indivdual company UK Charity UK Academic Site

Claiming the the US does not have a country level domain is just pure ignorance of the way the internet works, country level domians are assigned based on the ISO's country code list.

The reason you see alot of is it is what lots of British people use, it has nothing to do with the hosting company. It is not like the subdomains assigned by the webhosts. You really should only be using if you are from the UK. If you put a site up thats targeted at the US market for instance it would be very confusing, also some techies frown upon missuse of the domain name system.

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