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Back-links

Back-links, also called inbound links, includes any link on the Internet that points to any page within your web site.

The number of backlinks that a particular web site has pointing to it tends to be indicative of its popularity on the Internet. Many search engines view back-links as a …
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Back-Order

A back-order, also referred to as a domain backorder, refers to the process of placing an order to register a domain name once it has expired and is in the process of being dropped from its current registrar.

Users wishing to backorder a domain name must use a service that …
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Backbone

On the Internet, a backbone refers to the network of connections between routes that carry data throughout the world.  In layman terms, these are the network connections that power the Internet.…
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Bandwidth

Bandwidth refers to the capacity for an Internet connection to transfer data.  Bandwidth is measured as a bit rate and expressed as bits/s (bits per second) or Kbits/s (kilobits per second).  Bandwidth is often confused with Disk or Data Transfer which is the “amount” of data transferred.…
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Billing Contact

The billing contact listed on a domain name whois record is the individual or organization responsible for paying the registrar and/or registry fees.  Other contacts include Registrant, Administrative contact, and Technical contact.  Just because you pay the bill doesn’t mean you have rights to a domain, so in most cases …
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Black-Hat SEO

Black-hat search engine optimization is also referred to as Spamdexing.  This describes tactics sometimes used to get search engines to rank a page or site higher in results for specific keywords.  Common methods of Black-hat SEO involve repeating keywords or phrases, and are seen as ‘trickery’ by the leading search …
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Black-Listed

Black-listed is the term used to describe a domain name, IP address, URL or email address that is blocked or banned from accessing a specific location on the Internet.  Blacklists are most commonly used within software, databases, web-sites, and servers.  Anyone who misuses a service can be blacklisted (such as …
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Blogs

Blog originates from the term “Web Log” and refers to a website which posts regular entries of information, much like a journal or diary.  There are many different types of blogs, including individuals posting their daily life, news sites reporting on happenings in any given industry, and corporations announcing company …
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Browser

A browser or “web browser” is the program used to view pages in the Internet.  Currently the most common browsers are Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox although there are several other programs available.…
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