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Why com.com?

By just_chilin ·
Does anybody know why every time someone goes to any of CNet's websites they get redirected to a *.com.com site?
e.g
techrepublic.com ->techrepublic.com.com
news.com -> news.com.com
builder.com -> builder.com.com

Is it a design flaw?

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I've wondered the same thing too.

by stress junkie In reply to Why com.com?

I'll keep my opinion about the domain name to myself, except to say that it isn't flattering.

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Well Ask Them

by BFilmFan In reply to I've wondered the same th ...

Host Master
(NIC-1500677)
CNET Networks, Inc
235 Second Street San Francisco
CA
94105 US
hostmaster@cnet.com

Ain't Registration records great?

By the way, says they are using an Apache server too!

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I don't think so.

by stress junkie In reply to Well Ask Them

Anybody can ask the right people and get an answer. That's not the way I roll. I prefer to grumble and make vague criticisms in an obscure discussion. That's my way.

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because

by Jaqui In reply to Why com.com?

the base domain they use is com.com
Techrepublic is a sub domian, as is builder, zdnet, cnet.. all second level domains.

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Yes but why?

by stress junkie In reply to because

Why have an umbrella class B address to cover all of those businesses? Why not let each business have its own class B domain? And why choose "com" as the class B umbrella domain name? If you're going to have an umbrella domain why make it so generic? That's what makes it a really dumb idea. Why isn't the umbrella domain name more applicable to the corporation(s)? And why do fools fall in love?

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I know, but why

by just_chilin In reply to because

redirect techrepublic.com to techrepublic.com.com?
It

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