Saturday, September 20, 2008

Domain Filtering

Domain Filtering

Domain Filtering automatically segregates websites from different countries into their

respective regional editions. This segregation is done on the basis of domain names. For

instance a website from Australia would generally have a domain .au. The Domain

filtering mechanism looks at the domains of all websites and creates a country specific

edition listing.

Some Search Engines also have region specific editions which contain listings from the

whole of that region. As an example: A French edition of Google may also return

German or Spanish websites in some cases.

Domain Filtering has a drawback though. This mechanism can only filter out websites

based on the domain name, and hence .com is always considered to be a United States

website. This is obviously not true. Many websites from other countries also have .com