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By hosea_sims ·
why do I have to put .com twice on the end of your address in order to get to your site.
I cut and pasted the address below from the present page I am on now.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5219-6239-0.html

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by TheChas In reply to accessing your web site

Hello,

Both the Technical Q&A and the discussions forums are peer to peer information exchange forums.
They are only loosely monitored by the Tech Republic staff.

If you desire to contact a Tech Republic staffer, click on the help link in the upper right hand corner of most TR pages,
Select a topic,
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "here" in the line "Click here to contact us."

(The help page was down when I typed this.)

Anyhow, Tech Republic's domain name is:
techrepublic.com
So, you need the additional .com after the domain name.

They switched domain names a few years ago.

In fact, they have a sister site Builder.com
http://builder.com.com

As to why they choose to add .com to their domain name, I don't know. Or at least don't remember.

Chas

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by BFilmFan In reply to accessing your web site

Someone created a .com zone below the techrepublic.com DNS zone is the answer.

Why someone did this is anyone's guess.

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by curtis In reply to accessing your web site

Actually the domain is com.com ... the server your looking at now is in a subdomain of com.com called techrepublic.com.com

If you do a whois lookup on com.com you'll find the following information
Registrant:
CNET Networks, Inc (DOM-311541)
235 Second Street
San Francisco CA 94105
US

Domain Name: com.com

Registrar Name: Alldomains.com
Registrar Whois: whois.alldomains.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.alldomains.com

Administrative Contact:
Host Master (NIC-1500677) CNET Networks, Inc
235 Second Street
San Francisco CA 94105
US
hostmaster@cnet.com
+1.4153442000
Fax- +1.4153442000
Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Host Master (NIC-1500677) CNET Networks, Inc
235 Second Street
San Francisco CA 94105
US
hostmaster@cnet.com
+1.4153442000
Fax- +1.4153442000

Created on..............: 1995-Apr-13.
Expires on..............: 2013-Apr-14.
Record last updated on..: 2004-Aug-11 11:47:48.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS.CNET.COM
NS2.CNET.COM
NS3.CNET.COM

All of the above matches what is public knowledge, that is, C|Net owns the tech republic name and all associated copyrighted material.

The domain name is com.com ... strange but true :)

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