local domain : Java Glossary


local domain
When you attach your LAN (Local Area Network) to the Internet, it gets your ISP (Internet Service Provider) ’s domain name. It becomes effectively part of your ISP ’s domain. So for example, all Shaw Cable customers in Victoria become part of the gv.shawcable.net domain. That name is referred to as your local domain name. Shaw lets you use the short name shawnews instead of shawnews.gv.shawcable.net and shawmail instead of shawmail.gv.shawcable.net if you configure Windows or your router to prepend gv.shawcable.net in DNS (Domain Name Service) lookup, if it can’t find a name.

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