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Types of Web sites




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There are many different types of Web sites. Some Web pages provide information or news; some attempt to influence public opinion or sell products; some are meant to entertain; other are simply personal pages.

Many Web pages may blur the line between entertainment, information, and marketing/advertising.

Web domains

Below are 4 broad categories of Web sites which can be distinguished by the URL domain.

DOMAIN SAMPLE ADDRESS SAMPLE WEB SITE
.edu = educational institution

institución pedagógica

http://www.cuny.edu CUNY
.gov = government site

sitio gubernamental

http://www.senate.gov United States Senate
.org = organization or association

organización o asociación

http://www.ncaa.org NCAA
.com = commercially- based site

sitio comercial

http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com

 

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