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bnemec
I was just curious: Why is the address to the TechRepublic website have .com.com? I just noticed it and it is just confusing to me.
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    cmiller5400

    I think that there was a discussion about this before (I can't find it or remember why it does). But you are not seeing things. It does have .com.com in it.

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    ThumbsUp2

    The people who created the site registered it that way, I suppose, just to be different. Maybe there was already a www.techrepublic.com registered and they didn't want to buy it. Maybe they didn't want to use www.techrepublic.net or .info or .biz or anything else.

    It just is what it is and we all accept it that way.

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    ComputerCookie

    you didn't loook at the previous reply that referred to the same question in 2003 & 2005.

    As you're a lot more savvy in these areas than me, perhaps you could read and provide a dumbed down version.

    cheers

    Jeff

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    ThumbsUp2

    .... neither of those threads provided an answer, just questions.

    I thought my answer was already dumbed down!

    It is what it is because that's the way it is!

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    bnemec

    Sorry but that's not really what I was looking for. I felt like I got a better answer from some of the other posts. It actually makes sense to me now. Everything has a reason, it's not just the way it is and we just don't understand it. I'm no dummy so I don't need a dumbed down answer.

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    unus

    They might be so bloody happy, xor, rich they just didn't care...its up, running, smells good, and has little btns "that work".

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    ComputerCookie

    WHOIS information for com.com :

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    [Querying whois.markmonitor.com]
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    Domain Name: com.com

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    seanferd

    or rather, it is one of the domain names owned by Cnet and Cnet acquired Zdnet and TR. It is just one of those basic words that get typed into address bars (see other domains owned by Cnet, they were smart) that will resolve to a website.

    I don't have any guesses as to why TR is the only site that seems to show the com.com as the domain, when if you just enter com.com in the address bar, it goes to Cnet. There is probably some arcane reason, like, that is just how it got added to the Cnet network.

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    ComputerCookie

    if you look a the previos posts there is an answer in the links!!

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    Tig2

    But do know that the site has gone through various changes since Gartner owned it.

    And the former ownership may have driven the .com.com domain structure. But as I say, I don't have specifics.

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    seanferd

    along with many obvious choices such as news.com, download.com, etc. Clever of them, way back.

    Com.com is just where TR ended up after being acquired by cnet.

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    ThumbsUp2

    The people who created the site registered it that way, I suppose, just to be different. Maybe there was already a www.techrepublic.com registered and they didn't want to buy it. Maybe they didn't want to use www.techrepublic.net or .info or .biz or anything else.

    It just is what it is and we all accept it that way.

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    seanferd

    or rather, it is one of the domain names owned by Cnet and Cnet acquired Zdnet and TR. It is just one of those basic words that get typed into address bars (see other domains owned by Cnet, they were smart) that will resolve to a website.

    I don't have any guesses as to why TR is the only site that seems to show the com.com as the domain, when if you just enter com.com in the address bar, it goes to Cnet. There is probably some arcane reason, like, that is just how it got added to the Cnet network.

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    Tig2

    But do know that the site has gone through various changes since Gartner owned it.

    And the former ownership may have driven the .com.com domain structure. But as I say, I don't have specifics.

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    seanferd

    along with many obvious choices such as news.com, download.com, etc. Clever of them, way back.

    Com.com is just where TR ended up after being acquired by cnet.

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    cmiller5400

    I think that there was a discussion about this before (I can't find it or remember why it does). But you are not seeing things. It does have .com.com in it.

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    ThumbsUp2

    The people who created the site registered it that way, I suppose, just to be different. Maybe there was already a www.techrepublic.com registered and they didn't want to buy it. Maybe they didn't want to use www.techrepublic.net or .info or .biz or anything else.

    It just is what it is and we all accept it that way.

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    ComputerCookie

    you didn't loook at the previous reply that referred to the same question in 2003 & 2005.

    As you're a lot more savvy in these areas than me, perhaps you could read and provide a dumbed down version.

    cheers

    Jeff

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    ThumbsUp2

    .... neither of those threads provided an answer, just questions.

    I thought my answer was already dumbed down!

    It is what it is because that's the way it is!

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    bnemec

    Sorry but that's not really what I was looking for. I felt like I got a better answer from some of the other posts. It actually makes sense to me now. Everything has a reason, it's not just the way it is and we just don't understand it. I'm no dummy so I don't need a dumbed down answer.

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    unus

    They might be so bloody happy, xor, rich they just didn't care...its up, running, smells good, and has little btns "that work".

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    ComputerCookie

    WHOIS information for com.com :

    [Querying whois.internic.net]
    [Redirected to whois.markmonitor.com]
    [Querying whois.markmonitor.com]
    [whois.markmonitor.com]

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    MarkMonitor, the Global Leader in Enterprise Brand Protection

    Domain Management
    Online Trademark Protection
    Online Channel Protection
    AntiPhishing Solutions
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Data in MarkMonitor.com's WHOIS database is provided by MarkMonitor.com
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    that you will use this Data only for lawful purposes and that, under no
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    Registrant:
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    235 Second Street
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    Domain Name: com.com

    Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
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    Administrative Contact:
    Host Master
    CNET Networks, Inc
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    hostmaster@cnet.com +1.4153442000 Fax: +1.4153442000
    Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
    Host Master
    CNET Networks, Inc
    235 Second Street
    San Francisco CA 94105
    US
    hostmaster@cnet.com +1.4153442000 Fax: +1.4153442000

    Created on..............: 1995-04-13.
    Expires on..............: 2013-04-13.
    Record last updated on..: 2009-01-19.

    Domain servers in listed order:

    ns2.cnet.com
    ns.cnet.com
    ns3.cnet.com

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    seanferd

    or rather, it is one of the domain names owned by Cnet and Cnet acquired Zdnet and TR. It is just one of those basic words that get typed into address bars (see other domains owned by Cnet, they were smart) that will resolve to a website.

    I don't have any guesses as to why TR is the only site that seems to show the com.com as the domain, when if you just enter com.com in the address bar, it goes to Cnet. There is probably some arcane reason, like, that is just how it got added to the Cnet network.

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    ComputerCookie

    if you look a the previos posts there is an answer in the links!!

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    Tig2

    But do know that the site has gone through various changes since Gartner owned it.

    And the former ownership may have driven the .com.com domain structure. But as I say, I don't have specifics.

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    seanferd

    along with many obvious choices such as news.com, download.com, etc. Clever of them, way back.

    Com.com is just where TR ended up after being acquired by cnet.

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    ThumbsUp2

    The people who created the site registered it that way, I suppose, just to be different. Maybe there was already a www.techrepublic.com registered and they didn't want to buy it. Maybe they didn't want to use www.techrepublic.net or .info or .biz or anything else.

    It just is what it is and we all accept it that way.

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    seanferd

    or rather, it is one of the domain names owned by Cnet and Cnet acquired Zdnet and TR. It is just one of those basic words that get typed into address bars (see other domains owned by Cnet, they were smart) that will resolve to a website.

    I don't have any guesses as to why TR is the only site that seems to show the com.com as the domain, when if you just enter com.com in the address bar, it goes to Cnet. There is probably some arcane reason, like, that is just how it got added to the Cnet network.

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    Tig2

    But do know that the site has gone through various changes since Gartner owned it.

    And the former ownership may have driven the .com.com domain structure. But as I say, I don't have specifics.

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    seanferd

    along with many obvious choices such as news.com, download.com, etc. Clever of them, way back.

    Com.com is just where TR ended up after being acquired by cnet.