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NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET
As shown in Figure 36, a URL consists of a protocol, a domain name, sometimes the path to
a specific Web page or location in a Web page, and the Web page name. Most Web page URLs
begin with http:// , which stands for hypertext transfer protocol , the communications standard
used to transfer pages on the Web. The domain name identifies the Web site, which is stored on
a Web server. A Web server is a computer that delivers (serves) requested Web pages.
Electronic Commerce
When you conduct business activities online, you are participating in electronic commerce,
also known as e-commerce . Some people use the term m-commerce (mobile commerce) to identify
e-commerce that uses mobile devices. These commercial activities include shopping, investing, and
any other venture that represents a business transaction. Today, three types of e-commerce exist.
Business to consumer B2C ) involves the sale of goods to the general public. Consumer to (
consumer C2C ) involves one consumer selling directly to another. Business to business B2B )
provides goods and services to other businesses.
WEB LINK
E-Commerce
For more information,
visit scsite.com/ic7/
weblink and then click
E-Commerce.
protocol domain name path Web page name
http://www.us-parks.com/grand_canyon/scenic_vistas.html
Address box
Web page that is
displayed after Web
address is entered
FIGURE 36 After entering the Web address http://www.us-parks.com/grand_canyon/scenic_vistas.html
in the Address box, this Web page at the US National Parks Travel Guide Web site is displayed.
 
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