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    • 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.
      • Host name
      • http:// www.rutgers.edu
      • Type of resource Domain
          • .com (.biz) Commercial or business
          • .edu Education
          • .gov Government agency/organization
          • .mil Military
          • .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?”
    • Results
      • 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)