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Subject: RE: UKNM: What if it's all shite? (was .TV)
From: Alex Chudnovsky
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 16:13:56 GMT

> DNS stands for Directory Name Server.

Actually DNS stands for Domain Name System, see:

> We could just be http://godadoUK

No, you can't just have any combination of letters for the first level
domain name.
The DNS (Domain Name System) is a hierarchical system, where a dot (.)
levels of domains. .com is the first level, godago.com is the second level
domain names,
etc. This is done for a reason namely perfomance -- when a DNS server
doesn't know how to resolve
your domain name, it would go for .com first, then godado. Given that there
are not that many
first level domain names, it's relatively easy to cache them, and thus not
bog down root DNS servers.

I actually think you meant http://godado.UK, which could have been easily
possible (technically).

.com was meant to be for COMmercial entities, don't think it has anything to
do with .com extention for sub 64kb programs in good old MSDOS.

Just to to clarify some things.


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