Understanding URLs (Exercise Answers)

Check your answers

A) eBay page?

1. http://pages.ebay.com YES This is an eBay page. The domain name is ebay.com
2. http://movies.half.ebay.com YES This is an eBay page. The domain name is ebay.com (“movies” and “half” indicate subdomains).
3 http://pages.ebey.com NO This is not an eBay page. Note that “ebay” is misspelled as ebey.
4. NO This is not an eBay page. The first single slash (/) is not preceded by the domain name ebay.com.
NO This is not an eBay page. Notice that there is no slash (/) after “ebay.com.”
6. http://page.@ebay.com NO This is not an eBay page. The actual domain is @ebay.com, not ebay.com.  (@ebay.com is as different from ebay.com as zebay.com, bebay.com, mebay.com, etc.  One character can make all the difference.)
7. http://signin-ebay.com NO This is not an eBay page. If the hyphen were a period, we’d be fine.  But it isn’t.  As in the example above with @, the hyphen could be any character and be just as wrong.
8. http://www.ebay.com/electronics/ipad YES This is an eBay page. The domain name is ebay.com.  The first single slash (/) is directly preceded by .ebay.com
9. http://www.ebay.deals.com NO This is not an eBay page. The domain name is deals.com (not ebay.com).
10. http://www.ebay.pro NO This is not an eBay page. The domain name is ebay.pro (not ebay.com).
11. NO This is not an eBay page. The domain name is ebay.com.bb (not ebay.com).
12. http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Planet-of-Viruses-by-Carl-Zimmer-2011-Hardcover-/191063912359 YES This is an eBay page. The domain name is ebay.com. The first slash is directly preceded by .ebay.com

The domain name in the following URL is bernadinec.com (not bankofamerica.com). Notice that bernadinec.com is what appears just before the first single slash (/):

http://www.bankofamerica.com.sas.signon.do.detect.2.signin.sessionid.
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zydyilpnchtjrriiszti.zydyilpnchtjrriiszti.zydyilpnchtjrriiszti.nuyovbuskl.bernadinec.com/
index.php?pageType=708XeMWZamp;cust=redacted@redacted.redactedamp;l
=lWXS3AlBXVShqAhQRfhgTDrf=nttps://sitekey.bnkofamerica.com/sas/signon.do?
SignIn&SMSESSIONID=ASERTFGUY2I94O0389GYBH23JNMKUYH83JM
N12I90U82HJNASDKOASD9AS8D&iv=90832yhIopOWjos