Re: Domain Name Help

by George Nielsen <genie(at)>

 Date:  Thu, 21 Mar 2002 22:57:06 +0100
 To:  hwg-techniques(at)
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In the United States, like in Australia, commercial Websites use the suffix 
.com. In the UK and in south Africa they use the suffix .co. So I guess 
that it would be, if it is a commercial site. But if it is 
a city (which the URL implies) then it would probably be

I hardly ever see the suffix .us. The Websites of the United States never 
seem to indicate which country they belong to. The .gov domain is for a 
U.S. government institution, and .mil is for the U.S. armed forces. I guess 
that most domains, such as .com and .net, were originally by default 
American, as it was the Americans who invented the Internet. Since then 
these domains have been fully internationalised.

George Nielsen

>Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 08:35:36 -0700
>From: "Ted Lontine" <Ted.Lontine(at)>
>Subject: Domain Name Help
>How do I register a domain name for a city to read as such: 
>  ?
>What is the top level domain name? or ?
>Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

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