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Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by orcot, Feb 12, 2011.

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  1. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    Today I've received a message that I 'm sure will lead to some maleware,virus or spam system so I won't clik on the URl button. But even then I'm bothered by the www69 I've never seen it before what does it stand for?

     
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  3. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    I did a quick google and it says that's a porn site.
     
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  5. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    yes I noticed but doesn't the resut of it .geheimberichtje.com mean it's from a other site?

    has www69 have anything to do with the world wide web meaning or is yust a name that imitates the standard www
     
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  7. Chipz Banned Banned

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    orcot is right.

    For a while I had an e-mail address from www.com (back when it was a free one). The full address was www.www.com
     
  8. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    A name is just a name. I suspect they picked the "www" because of the web and I suppose you recognize the sexual reference in "69".
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    It's just a convention to start a web address with "www." Nothing prevents you starting it with something else, like over at JamesR.isgreat.org
     
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  11. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Internet Domain's exist in two or more parts, the TLD (Top Level Domain) i.e. .com/.net/.org and then an actual Domain which is usually the main name of a website.
    The Third part which you will recognise as www is actually a sub domain, subdomains were originally just a human readable method of identifying what service to expect from the server. www is the standardised method of identifying it as a "web server", however most domains in practice can have the domain without the www. prefix

    It's possible to have sub-sub domains (multiple dot separators), it just requires an entry to be made into the DNS zone record to identify which server IP to point to.

    So in short:
    Top Level Domains aren't customisable (It takes consortium's to agree upon creating a new one), web domains can be "registered" through registrars (albeit this term seems to be become depreciated and Provider is being used) and subdomain's can be altered freely with just an update of the zone record by the person that runs the website on the domain.
     
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