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Domain Glossary
 

Technical Contact

The technical contact on a domain name whois record is the individual or organization responsible for any technical aspects with regard to the domain name.  Many providers list themselves as the technical contact while listing the customer as the registrant and administrative contact.…
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Text Editor

A text editor is an application or program used for editing text files without inserting invisible code commonly found in other types of word processors.  Text editors are often used to edit html or other scripting languages.  Many text editors have spell checks, sorting functions, character and code sets, as …
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TLD (Top-Level-Domain)

TLD is the acronym for Top Level Domain and refers to the suffix at the very end of a domain name, after the last period (or dot).  For example, using iGoldrush.com, the TLD is com, or for iGoldrush.co.uk, the TLD is uk.  There are multiple types of TLDs, all of …
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Trademark Infringement

Trademark infringement refers to a domain name that contains an already existing commercial name or trademark. Before registering a domain name, it’s useful to check the USPTO’s (United States Patent and Trademark Office) web site http://www.uspto.gov and click on Trademark Search to confirm that you are not registering a trademarked …
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Type-In Traffic

Type-In traffic, also known as “Direct Traffic” or “Direct Navigation” refers to users who type a URL directly into the browser address bar as oppose to using a search engine or other Internet links.  If you watch Newbies (new or inexperienced Internet users) navigating on the web, it’s interesting to …
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Typo-Squatting

Typo-squatting is the practice of registering a domain name that closely matches an existing (popular) domain name in the hope that it will receive visitors who misspell the original domain name.  Using the word “mortgage” for our example, typo-squatters may register domain names based on a common misspelling such as …
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