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February 1, 2005 4:57 PM   Subscribe

The Internet alphabetically: First --- Last
posted by Pretty_Generic (19 comments total)
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the DNS...
posted by Urban Hermit at 5:10 PM on February 1, 2005

certainly interesting, but I feel bad about what we are going to do to the bandwidth of the "ZIMBABWE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTRE AND NETWORK"... my guess is they aren't exactly on a huge budget! I know if my non-profit got linked in MeFi it would be a budget issue for us! Just saying....
posted by HuronBob at 5:10 PM on February 1, 2005

So there's nothing in between?
posted by fenriq at 5:20 PM on February 1, 2005

Nothing worth paying attention to, certainly.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:24 PM on February 1, 2005

Information is Power
Reading is Development

posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:25 PM on February 1, 2005

Feel free to beat me on the head with an explanation - but I don't really get the relevance of this.

And why the bananaphone reference?
posted by Voice of God at 5:35 PM on February 1, 2005

Am I missing something? It would be pretty interesting to see an alphabetized list of domain names, maybe with one of those nifty scrolling flash interfaces like that "most popular english words" site had...

Is this just the two bookends?
posted by odinsdream at 6:52 PM on February 1, 2005

The good thing about bookends is that they let you know where the beginning and the end are. It's a comforting thing to know.

That, and they stop stuff falling off the shelf. Think where we'd be without the Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network then. The rest of the Internets could end up on the floor.
posted by bright cold day at 7:17 PM on February 1, 2005

The last one you could find was ZWRCN? Come on, you're not even trying; there's a Zyzzyva staring you right in the face! And by "face" I mean "google."

Once again my overabundance of Scrabble knowledge comes in handy...
posted by rkent at 7:33 PM on February 1, 2005

rkent: that's a .org, which clearly comes before .zw
posted by esch at 8:04 PM on February 1, 2005

... Except that when you order things lexicographically you start at the beginning, not at the end.
posted by vernondalhart at 9:15 PM on February 1, 2005

Yes, and the beginning of a hostname is the top of the tree, which is the top level domain.
posted by fvw at 9:34 PM on February 1, 2005

Who cares about the beginning or end? How about the middle?

According to IANA's WHOIS there is no 'X' TLD, so the middle letter is M, and the middle M TLD is Northern Mariana Islands, which is managed by Get MP. And because it's late and I don't care that's as close to the middle as I'm going to get.
posted by jazon at 11:11 PM on February 1, 2005

jazon, that's a poor way to find the middle TLD. Take the list of the ccTLDs. Add the 11 gTLDs. That's 261 total. The middle one is .kw, Kuwait.
posted by Plutor at 4:53 AM on February 2, 2005

You obviously look for the final TLD first and proceed backwards from there.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:27 AM on February 2, 2005

Wow. Just, wow.

I mean, I never, ever in my wildest dreams expected Pretty_Generic, of all Mefites, to post such a lame FPP.
posted by soyjoy at 7:45 AM on February 2, 2005

I was drunk. I still think it's pretty cool though.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:08 AM on February 2, 2005

Now, if only someone could guide me on how to purchase the domain! :)
posted by starscream at 8:16 PM on February 2, 2005

posted by 3.2.3 at 10:39 PM on February 2, 2005

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