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  1. Internet Addresses

  2. What Is a URL? • Uniform Resource Locator • An Internet address http://www.montgomerycollege.com/Departments/cpapprv Subdirectory Top-level Domain Hypertext Transfer Protocol Domain Name Directory

  3. What Is http? • Hypertext transfer protocol • A collection of rules • Tells the browser type of communications to use when accessing a document • http:// a web doc • https:// a secure web site • ftp:// info stored on a server; files you can download • news:// data stored in a Usenet newsgroup • Gopher:// used for research; menu driven • telnet:// used to access an app stored on a network server

  4. What Is www? • Traditional part of a web address • Unnecessary in most cases

  5. What Is a Domain Name?montgomerycollege • A unique name selected by the owner of the site • Takes the surfer to a specific website • Usually describes content

  6. What Is a Top-Level Domain Name? • Indicates type of address • .com • .gov • .edu • .mil • .net (gateway or host) • .org • Others—firm, store, web, arts, rec, info, nom (personal content)

  7. What Are the Other Parts of the Name? • Directory/Subdirectories • Departments/cpapprv

  8. How Do You Get a Domain Name? • InterNIC • Others • Network Solutions • See link on CA272 homepage

  9. Do You Need a Domain Name? • Yes/No • Courtesy of isp