domainist

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domainist definition

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/doh-mayn'ist/ 1. Said of a domain address (as opposed to a bang path) because the part to the right of the "@" specifies a nested series of "domains"; for example, esr@snark.thyrsus.com specifies the machine called snark in the subdomain called thyrsus within the top-level domain called com. See also big-endian.
2. Said of a site, mailer or routing program which knows how to handle domainist addresses.
3. Said of a person (especially a site admin) who prefers domain addressing, supports a domainist mailer, or proselytises for domainist addressing and disdains bang paths. This term is now (1993) semi-obsolete, as most sites have converted.
[Jargon File]
(1995-04-21)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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