What is a Uniform Resource Locator (URL)? Addresses for web locations are called URLs. When you're connected to the Internet, the URL tells your computer where to go to access a particular resource. URLs are similar to e-mail addresses in that they both specify locations. A URL can give you a lot of information, such as: the name of the machine where the resource is located, the directory structure, and maybe even the name of the file itself. Protocol or Access Machine Domain Directory Html file Method Name/Network Top Level Domains (TLDs) and their purpose o .aero - for the air transport industry o .biz - for business use o .cat - for Catalan language/culture o .com - for commercial organizations, but unrestricted o .coop - for cooperatives o .edu - for post-secondary educational establishments o .gov - for governments and their agencies in the United States o .info - for informational sites, but unrestricted o .int - for international organizations established by treaty o .jobs - for employment-related sites o .mil - for the US military o .mobi - for sites catering to mobile devices o .museum - for museums o .name - for families and individuals o .net - originally for network infrastructures, now unrestricted o .org - originally for organizations not clearly falling within the other gTLDs, now unrestricted o .pro - for certain professions o .travel - for travel agents, airlines, hoteliers, tourism bureaus, etc.
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