Which would you be a .com, .org, .edu., or .gov? Play with the idea. Think of your overall approach, how you relate to life and things in general. This wouldn’t involve your profession or responsibilities, but how you relate to yourself and the world. If you had to describe yourself as a website, which internet TLD (Top-level Domain) would best describe you? I entertained myself with this idea as I waited to speak with Network Solutions about an expiring domain name. I collect domain names like a quilter collects fabric swatches. I just know I’m going to need them for some project in the future. Later in the day, I started thinking about my friends and putting them under certain TLD categories. She’s definitely a .org. This one fits under .edu (can’t stop informing me about every topic). There was only one that I filed under .mil (military) not because she was in the military, but because of what I perceive to be her rigid, commanding thought processes.
Everyone knows what a domain name is. However, I'm intrigued by reading the actual tech definitions, and here’s TechTerms.com’s take. “A domain name is a unique name that identifies a website and serves as the website address. When you access the website, the domain name is actually translated to an IP address, which defines the server where the website is located.” Lifewire.com describes domain names similarly but adds this detail, “Domain names are organized right to left, with general descriptors to the right, and specific descriptors to the left.” This is similar to our first and last name. Simple enough. Also, there are country codes that designate location and audience.
Here are some TLD (Top-level Domains) that are open for anyone to register.
.org (organization, typically non-profit)
.net (network, now general use)
These are a few restricted by certain guidelines before they can be registered.
As usual, my interest or obsession is using technical terms as an overlay for personal exploration. As I examined my domain name list more closely, I had to chuckle. I found it offers a curious personal profile. Enjoy playing psychologist while you take a look at a few of my registered domain names: InnerFace-book.com, ReadingRealities.com, PsychologicalArt.com, LateralLiving.net., LateraLiving.com, InnerBound.com, InnerBound.org.
Now that I’ve laid my domain names on the table, it’s your turn. Think of a website name that includes the “first descriptor” name accompanied by the TLD “general descriptor” you’ve chosen. Come on, play along! Be sure to share!
Here’s one of my favorites and that I probably identify with the most – selfieconsumed.com!
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Search Engine: a program on the Internet that allows users to search for files and information.
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