Using the World Wide Web
Domain Names
The domain name tells you the type of organization sponsoring a page. It
is a three-letter code that is part of the URL and preceded by a
Here are the most common domains.
.edu      educational institution  
Page comes from an educational institution, it does not mean the institution
endorses the views published by students or faculty members.
   .com     commercial entity
Companies advertise, sell products, and publish annual reports and other company
information on the Web. Many online newspapers or journals also have .com names.
.gov     government
Federal and state government agencies use the Web to publish legislation, census
information, weather data, tax forms and many other documents.
.org       non-profit organization
Nonprofit organizations such as charities use the Web to promote their causes.
These pages are good sources to use when comparing different sides of an issue.