It's an accurate descriptive term , yes.
The 'technical name' for the rightmost part of a name is
the "top-level domain", or TLD.
The next part to the left is, oddly enough, the "second level domain",
which could be abbreviated SLD, I suppose, but I don't think I've ever
seen it used.
"foo.bar.com" is a third-level name,
"And so on,
and so on,
The formal terminology comes from set theory, with a lower-level
being considered a sub-set of the higher level. Thus things might
be referred to as "'accesscom', within the .com domain", for example.
Thanks for the information. Caused a horrible flashback to the
early days of GIS - "schema", "attribute", "parent/child", "DDL",
"DAP, digitizing menus the size of my assembly bench and dark rooms
with dual screen pale vector displays, pen plotters, "pucks" with
cross hairs - shudder. The early days of data base management
and computer graphics were bad enough but when worlds collide
and GIS got started - oh the horror. And everybody had their own
proprietary hardware, software and terminology.
Then the first Mac and its GUI came along and I escaped the bounds
of computer geekdom and started "playing with computers" rather
than "working on/against computers".
And now I'm learning a new language - of woodworking. Dado,
rabbet/rebate, miter/mitre, rail and stile, cope and stick,
flitch, riving knife, BLO ... "Working" harder and enjoying
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