webmaster

webmaster

[web-mas-ter, ‐mah-ster]
noun
a person who designs or maintains a website.
Also, Webmaster, web master, Web master.
Compare webmistress.


Origin:
1995–2000; (World Wide) Web + master

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webmaster (ˈwɛbˌmɑːstə)
 
n
a person responsible for the administration of a website on the World Wide Web

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webmaster definition

World-Wide Web
(Sometimes "webmistress") The alias or role of the person(s) responsible for the development and maintenance of one or more web servers and/or some or all of the web pages at a website. The term does not imply any particular level of skill or mastery (see "webmonkey").
The webmaster's e-mail address often appears on the home page of the site. Failing that, you could try sending e-mail to postmaster (from which the term is probably derived) or root at that host, possibly after removing an initial "www.".
(1999-04-01)

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