[thelist] download.com.com

Kevin Isom kisom at diocesan.school.nz
Wed Mar 26 18:03:27 CST 2003

Nope,not friends, they own the domain com.com, and download.com.com is a
subdomain. IMHO it's kinda stupid and a bit confusing, but hey, it's their

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Bennett [mailto:paul at teltest.com]
Sent: Thursday, 27 March 2003 11:57 AM
To: evolt.org mailing list devoted to the web
Subject: [thelist] download.com.com

Enlighten me:
how can "download.com" be "download.com.com"?
I was under the impression that when registering a domain that you were 
1) not allowed any periods in the domain name and, 2) you are not 
allowed to use any country codes (eg you can't buy "nz.co.nz") or 
top-level domains as part (or all) of your domain name.
Does CNet just have friends in high places?

	Paul Bennett						
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	Teltest Electronic Design		
Email: paul at teltest.com				
Phone: 64 4 237 4557					
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