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Every computer on the Internet can be identified by one or more domain names. A domain name consists of two or more words separated by periods ("."), where the last word is the most general and the first word is the most specific.

Examples:

www.nmt.edu
The Web server at New Mexico Tech. The edu part is common to all educational sites. The nmt part is common to all sites at New Mexico Tech. The www part identifies one particular machine.
aol.com
America OnLine is a commercial operation; com means commercial, and aol refers to America OnLine.

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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1997/05/22 21:00:55 UT
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