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  1. 1. What’s in a domain name? Is anyone in control of the Internet?
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Host name </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.rutgers.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Type of resource Domain </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><li>.com (.biz) Commercial or business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.edu Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.gov Government agency/organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.mil Military </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>.net Internet service provider </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>.org Not-for-profit organization </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Domain Name - the domain name also includes information that identifies the type of organization of the host site. (These examples are primarily U.S.) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. .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
  7. 7. 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?”
  8. 8. Results <ul><li>Which domain names are easy to purchase? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the cheapest price you found? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you fool someone into believing you are an expert? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why should I believe you? Evaluating information from Web sites. <ul><li>Authority and Accuracy - Who is the author(s); is the author an authority on the topic; is the information correct? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information from a trusted source? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you verify information using an additional, trusted source? (other publications, known organizations or verification by a trusted person) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a verifiable “about” section? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who owns the domain name? http://www. whois .sc/ </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 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)

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