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Friday, June 13, 2003

A domain name is the "main" part of a web address. It's the "anything.com" in "http://www.anything.com".

The domain name for my business is "zazcorp.com", whereas my personal domain names are "kevinbinder.com" and "kevinbinder.net". (Why both ".com" and ".net"? Read on for more on that below.)

What's a Sub-Domain?

We often type "www" and a dot before domain names. The "www" portion is called a sub-domain. For example, I've set up "about" as a sub-domain to "kevinbinder.com". To read about me, you'd go to "about.kevinbinder.com".

"kevinbinder.com" is the domain name. "about" is the sub-domain.

What's a URL?

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator (apparently not "Universal Resource Locator" as I've often thought).

URLs often start with "http://", but they can also start with "ftp://", etc. All the URLs I've ever seen have a colen-slash-slash in them ("://"). Sometimes the http has an "s" in it as in "https://" which tells your web browser and the server your connected to encrypt everything, thus making it "secure".

URL vs. Domain Name

What's the difference between a domain name and a URL?

A URL is an entire web address, wheres a domain name is what I'd call it's "root" — the main part of the address.

When visiting a web site, most often the domain name stays the same, whereas the entire URL is changing all the time.

Below are a some examples. The domain name is bold, and what's right-before the domain name is the sub-domain, and what's before that is "http://" which is part of the URL, as described above.

http://kevinbinder.com http://www.kevinbinder.com http://about.kevinbinder.com http:// kevinbinder.com/blog/categories/myOrganization/ http://www.kevinbinder.com/blog/categories/technologyWatch/ http://www.kevinbinder.net http://kevinbinder.net

.COM vs. .NET

As indicated above, I'm both kevinbinder.com, and kevinbinder.net.

"Why?" you may ask, "did you get both .com, and .net?"

For one, I know there are other Kevin Binder's out there (I got the domain names before some other "Kevin Binder" did). Plus, I wanted to be able to use either .com or .net interchangeably. More than anything, though, is that to me, kevinbinder.net lends itself better to "Kevin Binder's Network" (of friends, business associates, etc.) than does kevinbinder.com.

.ORG -- Dreamers Unite

Then there's ".org". Perhaps it will always be simply a dream, but I'd really like to be a considerable contribution to humanity and the world. And since I won't be alive forever, and there's a chance that I'll "make it" (perhaps I'll actually have been a substantial contribution to people and the planet), I see kevinbinder.org as the place that could house the "foundation" or legacy I leave behind when my life comes to a close.

So, I'm a dreamer. Why not?

Let the dreamers unite in cyberspace (with weblogs/blogs, web sites, email, and tele-photo-video), by phone, and in person, and let them all have ".org" domain names.

Get your domain names, .COM, .NET, .ORG, .US or otherwise at the lowest possible prices I could find by visiting domains.zaz.com.

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What's an internet identity package?

"It's a NetIdentity," says Zaz Corporation founder Kevin JT Binder, "you get email, and a place on the web."

"Our identity package gives you everything you need to be in touch and connected on the Internet."

It's very easy to get started since the basic services are free. When you're ready to graduate to having "your own name" (domain name, that is), you can upgrade for as little as $1.95 per month or $19.95 per year. [Click here if you're asking What's a Domain Name?]

"Flexibility is built-in. You can make changes to your email addresses and your web address any time," says Binder

Small businesses and even large corporations can get started for just $3.95 per month or $39.95 per year.

For more information, or to get your own NetIdentity™, call 1-888-2-zazcorp, or visit netzaz.com

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Federico Fellini's Classic "I Vitelloni" -- Filmed in Rimini Italy


"Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" Movie -- And Dalai Lama Statement

Antarctica Was Once Warm and Wet: Dinosaurs & 'Lost World' Found


Mel Gibson's Movie "The Passion of The Christ" -- The Pope Says, "It is as it was."

Lithium-Ion Battery Care -- How to Prolong Your Laptop Computer's Battery Life


Apple G5 Supercomputer - World's Most Powerful University Supercomputer


Spencer Tunick - One Day in a Photographer's Life - 450 Unclothed Women at NYC Grand Central Terminal


Bill Joy - Legendary Software Designer


Diane Arbus' Favorite Thing

Clive Barnes on Television

Martin Luther King Jr. on Being Vocal

Samuel McChord Crothers on Facts

Ernest Shackleton on Optimism & Courage

Supercomputing - The Grid: The Next Web Revolution

File Swappers Beware - Legislation & Legal Action

Blogs: Talk Radio for the Wired -- Blogs' Shake the Political Discourse

JULY 2003

Allure of Europe Is Drawing Students

Windows Viruses and Spam

Apple G4 Cube - Alive and Selling

Napster Version 2.0 -- Napster Comes Back To Life

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Love Me - A Story by Garrison Keillor

San Francisco Harbor & Ferry Building Restoration

Patents: Rewarding Innovation

Vaclav Havel on Hope & Truth

Hackers Defacement Challenge: a Hoax

Technology Meets the Mob

Matrix Revisited? HotZaz #1 Matrix-XP

Work-Life Balance, Edwald Kist

Emerson on Energetics

Windows Messenger Service -- Spam Stopped

PC Viruses 625 Times More Likely than on Macs

Holland's 1000 Foot Blogger

Scientists pick the G5

Emerson - Paths & Trails

Dog versus iMac

A.C. Clark - Advanced Technology

[Hoax] Hackers Offered Most Points to Hack a Mac

Laptop Sales Beat Desktops For The First Time

New 'TV's': Project into 'Thin Air'

JUNE 2003

Katharine Hepburn: 96 Years of Life

Vatican Virtual Tour


World's Fastest Personal Computer

"Video-Phone's" Time Has Come -- Video Conferencing Made Easy

Movie-Making Possibilities, Sharing Tea with a Moth

Travel Back-In-Time 12 Billion Years

Four Secrets to Staying Young, Being Happy, and Achieving Success

What's a Domain Name?

Net Identity -- Feature-Rich Email and Web Services

Evening Walk, Trident Cafe Writing & Photo Capture

64 Bit Macs & Mac OS X

Brunch on Pearl Street Mall

Best of The Web

Weblog-O-Rama, Hi Profile Bloggers, & David Winer

Cebuano Anyone? Translation On-The-Fly: Hindi to English

100% Up-Time DNS

What's a Blog? (Part II)

What's a Blog? (Part I)

U.S. Computer Coach

Moving to India

The Land of Blog -- Sudden Impact

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