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Pseudo-top-level domain

Index Pseudo-top-level domain

A pseudo-top-level domain is a label or name for a computer network that is not participating in the world-wide official Domain Name System and may not even participate in the Internet, but may use a similar domain name hierarchy. [1]

10 relations: Alternative DNS root, Domain Name System, Grandfather clause, I2P, MHSnet, .bitnet, .csnet, .local, .onion, .uucp.

Alternative DNS root

The Internet uses the Domain Name System (DNS) to associate numeric computer IP addresses with human readable names.

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Domain Name System

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network.

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Grandfather clause

A grandfather clause (or grandfather policy) is a provision in which an old rule continues to apply to some existing situations while a new rule will apply to all future cases.

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I2P

The Invisible Internet Project (I2P) is an anonymous network layer that allows for censorship-resistant, peer to peer communication.

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MHSnet

MHSnet is a store-and-forward Message Handling System for wide area networks.

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.bitnet

.bitnet was a pseudo-domain-style suffix used in the late 1980s when identifying a hostname not connected directly to the Internet but possibly reachable through inter-network gateways.

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.csnet

.csnet is a hostname suffix that was used for identifying nodes in the Computer Science Network (CSNET) not directly connected to the Internet but reachable through special gateway systems.

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.local

Networking device hostnames ending with.local are often employed in private networks, where they are resolved either via the multicast domain name service (mDNS) or local Domain Name System (DNS) servers.

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.onion

.onion is a special-use top level domain suffix designating an anonymous hidden service reachable via the Tor network.

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.uucp

The name uucp was a pseudo-domain-style suffix used in the 1980s when identifying a hostname not connected directly to the Internet, but possibly reachable through other inter-network gateways.

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Redirects here:

Pseudo top-level domain, Pseudo top-level domains, Pseudo-TLD, Pseudo-domain-style suffix, Pseudo-domains, Pseudomain.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudo-top-level_domain

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