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    Www28???

    Okay, I came across something quite odd today. I know how URI's work, and understand about http:// and https:// and the different .com .edu .org .jp .uk .net and all. But Today I found a website with this:

    http://www28.homepage.villanova.edu/mark.doorley/

    Don't ask how I got there. But I found the www28 bit weird. I know www is world wide web, so what is www28?

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    Don't quote me on this, but I believe that is just a subdomain...

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    Just think of it (actually everything before .villanova.edu) as being part of the host name. They may be numbering their web servers to simplify their administration. IBM does that sort of thing with their various Internet sites like http://www7b.software.ibm.com/wsdd/

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    brinkster does it too, http://www12.brinkster.com <-- (one of the brinkster servers, will give you an error if you go to this url, but sites are on it) its part of the domain yes, and the number from my experience has usually been used to denote which server it is on.

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    Aah, okay, that makes sense then. Thank you all kindly, I've just been seeing 28 around quite a bit, thought it something special.

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    No, that would be 42.
    Last edited by ray326; 07-14-2004 at 09:25 PM.

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    Originally posted by ray326
    No, that would be 42.

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    The other day I saw a site where the "www" was repalced with "wild"? (wild.ffiends.com) Is this the same thing?

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    No thats just droping the www althogether, a lot of sites do that.

    42, the awnser to life the universe and everything.

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    I think Daniel is right about the term subdomain. You can probably google the term to find out more.

    It's pretty common:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com
    http://gmail.google.com
    http://amazon.co.uk

    In the last example, if I remember correctly, someone registered co.uk, then began selling subdomains.

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    Well, subdomains I know of. But it simply through me off because of the www. I guess if you think of it though, www could be considered a subdomain, or maybe the "maindomain", eh?

    A co.uk is different, methinks. Every country (pretty much) get's its own top level. There's .uk .au .tk , ect... But doesn't the UK divide it into .co.uk .org.uk .gov.uk ect. ?
    Last edited by MstrBob; 07-15-2004 at 07:32 PM.

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    to be snotty and snobby... that elitist uk skum.

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    Well we dont exactly stop anyone else from doing that do we?

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    Google uses numbered servers - e.g. http://www2.google.com. Google googledance ( ) to find out more.

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    Originally posted by MstrBob

    A co.uk is different, methinks. Every country (pretty much) get's its own top level. There's .uk .au .tk , ect... But doesn't the UK divide it into .co.uk .org.uk .gov.uk ect. ?
    You're probably right on that. It was a while since I saw the article and I don't remember it being real clear to begin with. I'm pretty sure though, there was some conflict with the w3c or whoever sets registrar standards about it, though.

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