The article How Web Servers and the Internet Work discusses the concept of domain names. "stuff.dewsoftoverseas.com" is a domain name. The com portion of the name is called the top-level domain name. There is a very small set of generic top-level domain names, which you will probably recognize:
There are also a number of top-level domain names for individual countries, including countries like Canada (ca), Australia (au) and the United Kingdom (uk).
- com - for commercial endeavors
- org - for non-profit organizations
- net - for network providers
- mil - for military organizations
- gov - for government organizations
- edu - for educational organizations
IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Association, provides world-wide management of the top-level domain names.
Here are some interesting links: