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By James-SantaBarbara ·
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Why does URL contain two extensions?

James H
Santa Barbara CA

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Because.... is the companies site name and the other ".com" is because it is registered in America, hence the extra ".com".

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
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Wrong ! Otherwise we'd all use '' !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Because....

There's 2 COMs at the end because TechRepublic is a company within a company.

It is owned by another company.
* CBS Interactive ? Business [CBS.COM]

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So, if you are saying my post is wrong, how come it is correct??.

Just a thought.
:) :)

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It's not. America has nothing to do with it ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to So, if you are saying my ...

Corporate ownership is the key factor, not where it is registered.

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I rest my case with my original post, thank you. :)

America has nothing to do with it???

If that is the case, how come it is registered in America?.
If TechRepublic is NOT registered in America then why have the .com in the first place?

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The .com registration has nothing to do with being located in America.

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to I rest my case with my or ...

The .com can be registered by anybody, anywhere in the world. It doesn't 'stand' for being registered in America.

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At last - the voice of reason <sigh> ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to The .com registration has ...

I've been trying to tell him that, but there must be something in the tea in Finland. :^0

"Although .com domains are officially intended to designate commercial entities (others such as government agencies or educational institutions have different top-level domains assigned to them), there has been no restriction on who can register .com domains since the mid-1990s. The opening of the .com registry to the public coincided with the commercialization and popularization of the Internet, and .com quickly became the most common top-level domain for websites. Many companies which flourished in the period between 1997-2001 (the time known as the "dot-com bubble") went so far as to incorporate .com into the company name; these became known as dot-coms or dot-com companies. The introduction of .biz in 2001, which is restricted to businesses, has had little impact on the popularity of .com.

Although companies anywhere in the world can register .com domains, many countries have a second-level domain with a similar purpose under their own ccTLD. Such second-level domains are usually of the form .com.xx or .co.xx, where xx is the ccTLD. Australia (, Greece (, Mexico (, Republic of Korea (, Jamaica (, New Zealand (, India (, Morocco (, the People's Republic of China (, Pakistan (, the United Kingdom (, and Canada ( are all examples.

Many non-commercial sites, such as those of non-profit organizations or governments (including the Moroccan Consulate in Bordeaux), use .com addresses."

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Exactly! In addition to what OM said....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to The .com registration has ...

Just to add to what OM said, MANY (if not most) companies around the world will register their company name with a .com, .net, .biz and any other extension they can grab that hasn't already been taken, JUST so someone else can't use that particular company's name as a means of gleaning internet traffic that 'thinks' they're visiting the real company web site. It's called protecting your domain name from fakes.

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PT - Here ya go, proof you're WRONG!

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Because....

Here's the post from when it actually happened back in 2003.

If you want more, I can drag those in too. Especially the ones that explain TR's sister companies, all being by the way, which fall under the CNET ownership umbrella. They're all subdomains of, owned and registered by CNET and none of which have anything to do with the fact they were registered in America.

Now, just admit that you didn't, and still don't, have a clue about this topic and you were just posting to raise your post count, as usual.


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TR is a site within another site

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to TechRepublic URL?

This is how it should appear there is nothing to be concerned about.


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