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Domain Names

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  • Desirable domain names contain the company or organization's name or an abbreviation of it
    • is the home page for the Coca-cola company
    • is the home page for the University of Florida
  • Each address must be unique and therefore competition for the unique address has sparked litigation
  • Intuitive domain names are valuable because users may guess what the Web site would likely be
    • The number of potential customers visiting a company's Web site can be substantially increased by the use of an address that is obvious
Law of the Internet Vol. 1 §4.03

Web Resources

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