Thursday, April 11, 2013

AlphabeThursday - U is for URL

What does URL stand for and where did it come from?

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and it's the address of a web page on the world wide web (WWW).  The Uniform Resource Locator was created in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee and the URI working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force.


This is my URL.  It combines a domain name (storybeader) and a file path syntax (.com).




If you want your own URL,  I recommend you check out Go Daddy, whose corporate offices are based in Scottsdale, Arizona.  They are probably the world's largest domain name registrar and Web hosting provider.  Many people, like myself who blog, pay a small fee every year to "own" their URL.  Presently, they have more than 55 million domain names under management.



Come see what others bloggers think about over at Ms. Jenny's ...off on my tangent... 
when confronted with the Letter U

21 comments:

Memories for Life said...

The perfect U word for all us internet junkies :)

Along These Lines ... said...

What? It doesn't stand for the Unicorn Riding League?

Lola said...

The essential U for all of us internet-oholics!

Have a good Alphabe-Thursday and weekend too,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

No fair using all those words I don't know.... :D

Abby / Linda said...

Just purchased my domain name the other day, but have not got it hosted yet. Working on it!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I took a web design class a few years ago and Go Daddy was the domain host recommended.
I really ought to buy a domain even if I don't use it just to tie up my name.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I use Go Daddy also and have always been impressed with their service...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Creative U post for Alphabe ~ yet right in front of our eyes ~ Good for you ^_^

thanks for visiting and commenting.

Sue said...

I've often wondered where "URL" came from. Thanks for enlightening me!

=)

Rose said...

Neat information! I love owning the URL for my blog.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Interesting info--I haven't had the courage to step beyond my wordpress.com blog yet, though I am considering some upgrades. I'll put your ideas in the mix with the rest of them.

EG CameraGirl said...

I enjoyed this informative post. I'll have ti check out Go Daddy!

Pride In Photos said...

very good...so obvious and you are the only one to figured this out to use the letter "U" for this!

Kathleen said...

Great U post! I use GoDaddy for my web page =)

Pamela Beers said...

Thanks for the great information. It was presented in a really cool way.

Pondside said...

Mystery solved - I had no idea!

Gattina said...

Very interesting !

Erin said...

Great post - I didn't know what URL stood for! :-)

Peg said...

I knew that! I used to be a middle school computer teacher, but after retiring several years ago technology has left me far behind! I remember being cautioned about GoDaddy because I think they own your URL, not you... the caution was that if you became dissatisfied with their service, you could not move to another host. Do you know if that is still true?

Janet Bocciardi said...

Hmmmmm... good one!

I've got to come up with a U pretty soon. I could've used that one. ; )

Jenny said...

I used GoDaddy for years until I had problem with a message board I run. I use HostMonster now and things are much smoother!

I was excited to actually know the answer to your query!

One of the advantages (or disadvantages perhaps) of a husband who works extensively in telecom and VOIP.

Thanks for an interesting link.

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