Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples


2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Domain \Do*main"\, noun [F. domaine, OF. demaine, L. dominium, property, right of ownership, fr. dominus master, owner. See {Dame}, and cf {Demesne}, {Dungeon}.]

1. Dominion; empire; authority.

2. The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively. [WordNet sense 2]

The domain of authentic history. --E. Everett.

The domain over which the poetic spirit ranges. --J. C. Shairp.

3. Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne. [WordNet sense 2] --Shenstone.

4. (Law) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.

5. (Math.) the set of values which the independent variable of a function may take. Contrasted to {range}, which is the set of values taken by the dependent variable. [WordNet sense 3] [PJC]

6. (Math.) a connected set of points, also called a {region}. [PJC]

7. (Physics) a region within a ferromagnetic material, composed of a number of atoms whose magnetic poles are pointed in the same direction, and which may move together in a coordinated manner when disturbed, as by heating. The direction of polarity of adjacent domains may be different, but may be aligned by a strong external magnetic field. [PJC]

8. (Computers) an address within the internet computer network, which may be a single computer, a network of computers, or one of a number of accounts on a multiuser computer. The domain specifies the location (host computer) to which communications on the internet are directed. Each domain has a corresponding 32-bit number usually represented by four numbers separated by periods, as Each domain may also have an alphabetical name, usually composed of a name plus an extension separated by a period, as; the alphabetical name is referred to as a domain name. [PJC]

9. (Immunology) the three-dimensional structure within an immunoglobulin which is formed by one of the homology regions of a heavy or light chain. --Dict. Sci. Tech. [PJC]

10. the field of knowledge, expertise, or interest of a person; as, he had a limited domain of discourse; I can't comment on that, it's outside my domain. [WordNet sense 5]

Syn: domain, realm, field, area. [PJC]

11. a particular environment or walk of life. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena. [PJC]

12. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest. [WordNet sense 4]

Syn: world, domain. [PJC]

{Public domain},

1. the territory belonging to a State or to the general government; public lands. [U.S.]

2. the situation or status of intellectual property which is not protected by copyright, patent or other restriction on use. Anything

{in the public domain} may be used by anyone without restriction. The effective term of force of copyrights and patents are limited by statute, and after the term expires, the writings and inventions thus protected go into the public domain and are free for use by all.

{Right of eminent domain}, that superior dominion of the sovereign power over all the property within the state, including that previously granted by itself, which authorizes it to appropriate any part thereof to a necessary public use, reasonable compensation being made.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit" [syn: {sphere}, {domain}, {area}, {orbit}, {field}, {arena}]

2: territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land" [syn: {domain}, {demesne}, {land}]

3: (mathematics) the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined [syn: {domain}, {domain of a function}]

4: people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world" [syn: {world}, {domain}]

5: the content of a particular field of knowledge [syn: {knowledge domain}, {knowledge base}, {domain}]

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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key Thumbnail

This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.


Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:05:01 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)