Domain name – Domain names are the alphabetic names used to refer to computers on the Internet and contain a suffix such as .com, .org, .gov, or .edu. The suffix indicates what type of organization is hosting the site.
HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol, the rules that govern the transmission of Web documents from one computer to another via the Internet.
Hyperlink – see Link.
Official Web Pages – Web pages of an official University of Rhode Island unit, such as a college, department, center, or program, for the purposes of teaching, research, service to the community, or conducting University business.
Protocols – Set of communication rules that allow clients and servers to communicate accurately with each other.
Student Organizations Web Pages – Web pages developed by clubs, organizations and associations that are registered through the Student Senate and/or affiliated with one or more academic or administrative units.
Top-level Web Pages – Official Web pages are normally created and linked in a hierarchical manner, following a logical organization such as University > colleges > departments > faculty > class > etc. The highest level pages are those at the top of the hierarchy. Pages in the hierarchy that precede those currently being accessed are termed top-level Web pages.
Unit designee(s) – Individuals(s) designated by a unit to assume responsibility for ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of Web content and adherence to University policies and applicable laws.
URL (Universal Resource Locator) – URL is the World Wide Web address of a site on the Internet. For example, http://www.uri.edu is the URL for the University of Rhode Island official home page.
Web Browser – Software such as Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer designed to enable access to and display of Web pages.
Web Pages – The collection of text, image, sound, and other electronic files stored in World Wide Web format by a user on a Web server for access by others who connect via the World Wide Web.
Web Server – A computer that is accessible via the Internet and is being used as a repository for Web pages.
Web Site – A collection of Web pages created and maintained by a unit.
Webmaster – The person responsible for administering a Web site.
World Wide Web – Often referred to simply as “the Web” or just “WWW”. An Internet service that allows connection to the linked computer resources and interconnection networks throughout the world.
WWW – See World Wide Web.