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Domain Glossary
 

Cache

On the Internet, cache is the term used for the space on your computer where your browser stores previously visited web pages and other files, allowing quick access when you return to those pages.  Configuration of your cache can be controlled via the settings option in your browser.…
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Case-Sensitive

Case Sensitive describes a computer program that differentiates between upper (capital) and lower case letters.  For example, a case sensitive script sees “a” as a different character to “A”.  In the world of hosting, this is most apparent when using UNIX web servers (which are predominantly case-sensitive) as opposed to …
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ccSLD (Country Code Second Level Domain)

ccSLD is the abbreviation for “Country Code Second Level Domain” and refers to a domain extension with an additional prefix in front of the ccTLD.  For example, .uk is a ccTLD and .co.uk is the ccSLD, (although due its popularity it is often incorrectly referred to as a ccTLD!  Confused …
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ccTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain)

ccTLD is the abbreviation for “Country Code Top Level Domain” and refers to the two letter domain extension used by any given country or territory.  For example, the ccTLD for Australia is .au, the ccTLD for Hong Kong is .hk, etc.  Although the ccTLD is often a direct abbreviation of …
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Cease and Desist Letters

In the context of domaining, a cease and desist letter is a document delivered to a domain owner explaining why the sender feels that the domain infringes on their rights, and demanding that they stop using the domain name in the current format.  Such letters are most commonly sent by …
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Click-Through

The term click-through is used to describe when an Internet user clicks on a link and lands on the subsequent page.  See PPC (pay-per-click) and CTR (click-through rate) for related glossary terms.…
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CMS (Content Management Systems)

A content management system is an application used to create, edit and publish content using a back-end interface that allows the user to manage the content in an organized way.  CMS programs generally tie in with a database, utilize version control to view data prior to any specific update, and …
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CNAME (Canonical Name Record)

A CNAME record is the acronym for “Canonical Name Record”. A CNAME maps (or aliases) a web address to its canonical name, and is handled at the name server on which your domain name resides. When you access a web address and the web server finds a CNAME record, it …
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Control Panels

A control panel in the domain and hosting industry refers to the interface provided to the users for common administrative duties.  For example, your control panel is the place you would go to manage your domain names, update contact info, renew services, set up email accounts, change passwords, etc.…
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Cookies

Cookies, also known as “Web Cookies” or “HTTP Cookies” refer to a small amount of text sent by a web server to an Internet user’s browser and then back again when the web server requests it.  Cookies can contain information about which pages a user has visited on that particular …
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CTR (Click-Through-Rate)

CTR is the acronym for “Click Through Rate” or sometimes “Click Through Ratio”.  In both cases it refers to the percentage of times a link is displayed (by the publisher) compared to the amount of times it is clicked (by an end user).  For example, if a link or ad …
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Cybersquatting

Cybersquatting refers to the act of knowingly managing a domain name that matches or is confusingly similar to a known trademark.  The term cybersquatter refers to the individual or organization that engages in cybersquatting.  Some cyber-squatters also offer the domain name for sale to the trademark holder, in most cases …
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