When evaluating websites, there are 5 criteria that you should look for on a webpage. They are:
URL = Uniform Resource Locator
Domain: Part of the web address between http://www and the first /.
Example: http://www.mvcc.edu/ In this address, the domain is mvcc.edu
where “mvcc” is the host name and “.edu” is the domain it falls under.
Top-level domain name: highest level on the Internet eg., .com, .org, .edu
Second-level domain names: names directly to the left of the top-level domain names
Eg., blogger in http://www.blogger.com
Third-level domain names: names directly to the left of the second-level domain names
Eg., mvcc in http://www.mvcc.libguides.com/
Maintained by Mozilla; designed to allow Internet users to directly register names instead of going through a domain name registrar and to keep privacy-damaging cookies from being set for high-level domain name suffixes.
Eg., .com, .co.uk, .ny.us