Collapse - Because ... by Bizzo · 10 years ago In reply to http://techrepublic.com.c ... www.com.com is owned by CNETand Techrepublic is a subdomain of com.com, hence techrepublic.com.comSimilarly, www.microsoft.com is owned by microsoft and "update" is a subdomain, update.microsoft.com Collapse - Here we go again. by ThumbsUp2 · 10 years ago In reply to http://techrepublic.com.c ... This question has been asked and answered many times.There are two COM's in the name because TechRepublic is a subdomain of their parent company. Collapse - Why does it matter? by jdclyde · 10 years ago In reply to http://techrepublic.com.c ... This question comes up, and the biggest question is why do you care if there is a second com or not? Collapse - A few years back by boxfiddler Moderator · 10 years ago In reply to Why does it matter? I had a couple of semesters of Algebra with a professor who is notoriously short-tempered with students who don't apply themselves to learning. One day, there was nothing but yellow chalk in the classroom. No sooner did he start using the blackboard, than a student just HAD to ask "Why is the chalk yellow?" He exploded, asking in return "WTF difference does it make what f*cking color the chalk is?" I nearly fell out of my seat trying not to laugh out loud. Spent the rest of the semester in a near giggle in his classroom, too. One of my favorite profs, btw.