FAQ Glossary

Title Definition
TOS Terms Of Service. A stated list of the terms that must be agreed on by a user of a particular service; the terms under which a service provider provides a particular service.
Traceroute The Internet is a large and complex aggregation of network hardware, connected together by gate ways. Tracking the route one’s packets follow (or finding the miscreant gateway that’s discarding your packets) can be difficult. Traceroute utilizes the IP protocol time to live’ field and attempts to elicit an ICMP TIME_EXCEEDED response from each gateway along the path to some host.
Transaction Fee A charge for each credit card transaction, collected by the merchant account provider or ISO. Transaction fees usually fall between $0.20 and $1 (U.S.).
Transfer To have a domain moved from one registrar to another registrar so that the new registrar houses the domain name.
TTL Time to Live. Part of a Dig result that lists the amount of time left before the nameserver expires a cached record.
Unique Users The number of different individuals who visit a site within a specific time period. To identify unique users, websites rely on some form of user registration or identification system.
UNIX A computer operating system (the basic software running on a computer, underneath things such as databases and word processors). UNIX can be used by many people at once (“multi-user”) and has TCP/IP built-in. UNIX is the most prevalent operating system for Internet servers.
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy – 1 This policy is now in effect. See http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp-schedule.htm for the implementation schedule. 2. This policy has been adopted by all accredited domain-name registrars for domain names ending in .com, .net, and .org. It has also been adopted by certain managers of country-code top-level domains (e.g., .nu, .tv, .ws). 3. The policy is between the registrar (or other registration authority in the case of a country-code top-level domain) and its customer (the domain-name holder or registrant). Thus, the policy uses “we” and “our” to refer to the registrar and it uses “you” and “your” to refer to the domain-name holder.
URL Universal Resource Locator is a means of identifying an exact location on the Internet. For example, http://webhost.pro/search/ is the URL which defines the use of HTTP to access the Web page default.htm in the /html/info/ directory on the WebTrends Corporation website. As the previous example shows, a URL is comprised of four parts: Protocol Type (HTTP), Machine Name (webhost.pro), Directory Path (/html/info/), and File Name (default.htm).
User Agent The fields in an extended Web server log file indicating the browser and the platform used by a visitor.