Topic Author
Posts: 4013
Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:25 am

Why And Not

Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:50 am

There's a question I'd like to ask. Perhaps someone on my most trusted forum could answer it.

why has Britain and many other countries have chosen domain names like etc etc and not simply .uk or .ar

I think it jsut makes websites and email adresses have uselessly long names. That's jsut my opinion. would anyone know why things are like that ?

Thanks in advance


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
Posts: 14842
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:38 am

RE: Why And Not

Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:13 am

The ccTLD (country-coded Top Level Domain) for these countries is .uk or .br, but they chose to introduce national .co/.com, .org, .gov etc. domains. It's just the national authorities determining whether or not they wanted to split the national URLs into further domains.

To understand this you need to know URLs are to be read from back to front when you want to determine the level of the domain. Example: is server dict at a .org domain called .leo.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Posts: 4282
Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2000 3:10 am

RE: Why And Not

Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:09 am

I've been wondering that myself...

Maybe the Ukraine already has .uk? Just a guess hehe

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos