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Art Vandelay
02-08-2009, 11:20 PM
Do you ever use .ca, uk, etc. instead of .com? like if you lived in canada and wanted to go to yahoo, would you type www.yahoo.ca (http://www.yahoo.ca)? what is the benefit of doing that? sorry, i am just an ignorant american.

EAGLE EYE
02-08-2009, 11:29 PM
.pusseh should be added.


I want US citizens to be able to register domains with a .weruntheworld extension

DJMethods
02-09-2009, 12:01 AM
Uhhh, whats the benefit of .com? It's exactly the same, cept one letter shorter...

But I suspect you knew that and this was one of them "funny" threads which leads to "my country is better than yours" pissing contests, and TSA and SKAMPOE posting "go America" pictures. Just a hunch.

EAGLE EYE
02-09-2009, 12:05 AM
no not at all


http://xip.nu/pictures/redneck.jpg

drippie k
02-09-2009, 12:18 AM
maybe because while yahoo.com gives news and stuff about the u.s., yahoo.uk would give news n stuff about the u.k.

right?

The Hound
02-09-2009, 12:19 AM
Uhhh, whats the benefit of .com? It's exactly the same, cept one letter shorter...

But I suspect you knew that and this was one of them "funny" threads which leads to "my country is better than yours" pissing contests, and TSA and SKAMPOE posting "go America" pictures. Just a hunch.

ding ding ding

we have a winner

JohnnyKarson
02-09-2009, 12:20 AM
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EAGLE EYE
02-09-2009, 12:23 AM
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/2823/223/32055111040_large.jpg

NIGHT MAYOR
02-09-2009, 12:24 AM
say you use google, if i put in google.com.au and then i search google maps, its gunna be straight at australia, plus search results will give you australian sites as a prefrence.

just cuts down search time.

Art Vandelay
02-09-2009, 12:42 AM
i know nothing, i really wanted to know if you guys use the other suffixes or not

Art Vandelay
02-09-2009, 12:43 AM
thanks fredmech. if i gave out rep, you'd get some

NIGHT MAYOR
02-09-2009, 12:46 AM
if it aint a stupid question i wont give a stupid answer. peace

i book mark all my .com.au sites

makes it easier with google maps (which i use alot) because alot of our suburbs and citys have the same name as other countries (specialy u.k.)

like i know there is a Gold Coast in the U.S. somewhere, same as a Southport.

check two
02-09-2009, 12:57 AM
yahoo.com gives news about all countries

NIGHT MAYOR
02-09-2009, 01:04 AM
yahoo.com.au gives you australian news. check it out.

check two
02-09-2009, 01:06 AM
Yeah, I should check it out more, so I can make more Australian news topics.

NIGHT MAYOR
02-09-2009, 01:14 AM
:)

*whispers* the government is talking about a $950 pay out to people who earn less that $100 000 a year to stimulate the economy, the liberals (liberals and labour are the two major parties) are voting against it.

*keeps whispering* these bush fires MAY have an effect on the governments plan to pay out

drippie k
02-09-2009, 09:19 AM
yahoo.com gives news about all countries
not always

SHRAP
02-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Do you ever use .ca, uk, etc. instead of .com? like if you lived in canada and wanted to go to yahoo, would you type www.yahoo.ca (http://www.yahoo.ca)? what is the benefit of doing that? sorry, i am just an ignorant american.

no we just type yahoo.com and it automatically sends us to yahoo canada ca.yahoo.com

Senator C. Palantine
02-09-2009, 09:50 AM
no not at all


http://xip.nu/pictures/redneck.jpg


I wonder if this gentleman voted Obama.

Tyler Durden
02-09-2009, 10:12 AM
When I first created my e-mail it didn't matter if I typed yahoo.com or yahoo.co.uk, the email still came to me but now it's only .com.

Anyone else get that, I made my email in about 95 or a little earlier

Art Vandelay
02-09-2009, 10:44 AM


damn in 95? was that shit in DOS

Tyler Durden
02-09-2009, 11:01 AM
Haha, we had 3 classrooms full of DOS computers when I started school with like 10 inch screens. My school was shit

Prolifical ENG
02-09-2009, 11:04 AM
Sometimes it doesnt matter and the bigger sites will take both a .com and .ca or whatever domain. For ebay and amazon it matters. For ebay.ca and amazon.ca it only lists items that are available to ship to Canada and filters everything else out. The amazon.ca warehouses are in Canada.

TSA
02-09-2009, 12:24 PM
i understand where Art is coming from, i was wondering this too.

.com just seems so standard so i was wondering if the .ca's and what not were used.

like, do you go to www.wutangcorp.uk (http://www.wutangcorp.uk)?

TSA
02-09-2009, 12:25 PM
no not at all


http://xip.nu/pictures/redneck.jpg
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahAHHAhaaHHAhaHAHAHAH!1

that's as freedomy as it gets.

Art Vandelay
02-09-2009, 12:26 PM
yeah, what's the difference between www.wutang-corp.com (http://www.wutang-corp.com) and www.wutangcorp.de (http://www.wutangcorp.de)

TAURO
02-09-2009, 01:45 PM
like, do you go to www.wutangcorp.uk? (http://www.wutangcorp.uk?)

No, it's still .com

Koolish
02-09-2009, 06:22 PM
i can't remember the last time i went to .ca instead of .com. some canadian sites will only have the .ca, so you can't escape that.

on google they give you a "pages from canada" option, so i'll click that depending on what i'm searching.

KERZO
02-09-2009, 06:33 PM
I used to have the old yahoo.com addrees and hotmail.com but you cant get them in the UK now.

.com was originally set up for companies hence .com means company. that was the first public suffix. before that it was all university and military addresses which were either .uni.gov or an IP like 111.111.1.1, etc

.co.uk came a while later for britain and other countrues got their's set up.

all websites work differently. Major website's will set up different suffixes like .co.uk, .nl .whateva to route to .com just for ease and some leave them at the original address.

yeah, what's the difference between www.wutang-corp.com (http://www.wutang-corp.com) and www.wutangcorp.de (http://www.wutangcorp.de)

its probably either that wu-corp has a server in germany or the hosting company uses.de as a back-up hosting address, innono

Art Vandelay
02-09-2009, 07:03 PM
.com was originally set up for companies hence .com means company.




.com means "commercial"

KERZO
02-10-2009, 05:59 AM
Yup your right, i did mean to say that it was used for non-defense sectors but i was a bit blunted when i typed that up last night,lol