What’s in a domain name? Is anyone in control of the Internet?
True or False ? Search engines, like Google, can locate every page on the Web. Search engines are the only tools available to search the Web. Some search engines sell a guaranteed high page ranking in the search results.
True or False ? Search engines can locate every page on the Web. FALSE. Search engines are the only tools available to search the Web. FALSE Some search engines sell a guaranteed high page ranking in the search results. TRUE
The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the address of a resource, in this case, an Internet Web page. It is a set of instructions telling your browser not only how to accept the incoming data, but where to go to get it.
Type of resource Domain
.com (.biz) Commercial or business
.gov Government agency/organization
.net Internet service provider
.org Not-for-profit organization
Domain Name - the domain name also includes information that identifies the type of organization of the host site. (These examples are primarily U.S.)
.de Germany .uk United Kingdom .au Australia .pa Pennsylvania .nj New Jersey The Internet is international, and some sites have chosen to adopt a domain that identifies its country or state of origin
How can I get a domain name? Some domain names can be purchased easily and inexpensively: Go to http://ask.com and type in the question, “ how do I buy an internet address?”
Which domain names are easy to purchase?
What is the cheapest price you found?
Can you fool someone into believing you are an expert?
Why should I believe you? Evaluating information from Web sites.
Authority and Accuracy - Who is the author(s); is the author an authority on the topic; is the information correct?
Is the information from a trusted source?
Can you verify information using an additional, trusted source? (other publications, known organizations or verification by a trusted person)
Is there a verifiable “about” section?
Who owns the domain name? http://www. whois .sc/
Evaluate a website 7. The White House (http://www.whitehouse.org/ ) 6. Families Against Internet Censorship (http://www.netfamilies.org/) 5. Drug information online (http://www.drugs.com/) 4. Medline PLUS (http://www.medlineplus.gov/) 3. CNN (http://www.cnn.com) 2. RYT Hospital (http://www.rythospital.com/) 1. Dihydrogen Monoxide in the Dairy Industry (http://www.dhmo.org/milk.html)