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T.R.A.A.P. for evaluating websites


Domain Names

Domain suffixes help you evaluate a website. 

.edu - educational institution  

.mil - military

.gov - government entities in the United States

.net - network, a variety of sites have this domain

.org - traditionally a non-profit organization

.com - commercial site, usually with the purpose to persuade or sell

Suffixes can also denote geographic origin .au - Australia



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