Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

1) "net" is one of the top-level domain name s that can be used when choosing a domain name. It generally describes the entity owning the domain name as an organization that administers or provides network connection services. Along with the second-level domain name (for example: "mhv" in mhv.net), the top-level domain name is required in Web and e-mail addresses.

For more information, see gTLD (generic top-level domain name).

2) Net (capitalized or not) is sometimes used as a short form for "Internet."

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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