Lesson 03 | 04 of 08

URL

The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is simply a Web address for a Web site or, in other words, the address of files on the World Wide Web.

The last part of the address identifies the type of organization or the country where it is located, like:

  • .edu is for education
  • .com is for company
  • .org is for organization
  • .gov is for government
  • .uk for England
  • .br for Brazil
  • .fr is for France

Examples:

The URL for UMUC is:

http://www.umuc.edu 

The URL for Amazon Bookstore is:
http://www.amazon.com

The URL for World Bank is:
http://www.worldbank.org

The URL for Internal Revenue Service is:
http://www.irs.gov

The URL for London BBC News is:
http://www.bbc.co.uk