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.noncom

new internet adress
 
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There's .com, .nl, .be, .de, .fr, etc.

I recently learned .com stands for commercial instead of, what I previously thought, communication.

There must be a name for these letters that come after the name of the website. I do not know it and could not find it.

But I propose a new one: .noncom

Websites with .noncom are non commercial. No commercial activities allowed, no banners, no advertising, no company logo's, non of all that.

A sea of tranquility in a busy internet.

(Also I want to search the internet for sites that end in .nl, or .be or .noncom or any other)

zeno, Jan 11 2011

list http://en.wikipedia...t_top-level_domains
[zeno, Jan 11 2011]

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       They're called TLDs - "Top Level Domains".
Wrongfellow, Jan 11 2011
  

       [zeno] I think that's what .net and .org are supposed to represent. i.e. non-commercial domains - but trying to limit advertising on what appears to be a pretty arbitrary convention may be a tricky ask.
zen_tom, Jan 11 2011
  

       Sorry [zeno] but the medium is the message. The Internet is indistinct of modern industrial hypercapitalism. The user is content.
rcarty, Jan 11 2011
  

       //(Also I want to search the internet for sites that end in .nl, or .be or .noncom or any other)//   

       Googling for "site:*.nl" seems to return a decent selection of Dutch sites.
Wrongfellow, Jan 11 2011
  

       Yes, I also thought that was one of the reasons behind .org and .net. But really everything is permeated with commercialism and I can't stand it.
zeno, Jan 11 2011
  

       Seems to work [Wrongfellow], thanks, I'll waist some time with that.
zeno, Jan 11 2011
  

       And now that I know what they are called I can search for them. There are so many (see link) and so many restrictions that I have high hopes that .noncom domains will one day be the outlet of the wiser part of our population. Perhaps with a more positive sounding name.
zeno, Jan 11 2011
  

       I work at .edu
xandram, Jan 11 2011
  

       ... what 21Q said; "noncom" is short for "non-commissioned (officer)" which generally has a military meaning.
FlyingToaster, Jan 11 2011
  

       wasn't this what .org was supposed to be for?
prufrax, Jan 12 2011
  

       //No commercial activities allowed, no banners, no advertising, no company logo's, non of all that.// That's how it differs from .org, .net, etc.
mouseposture, Jan 12 2011
  

       I'm a .gov myself. Feel the power!
DrBob, Jan 12 2011
  

       Hmmm, been reading up on this, and just learned about the .name and .pro TLDs - which I'd never come across before.
zen_tom, Jan 12 2011
  
      
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