1. Domains
    1. Types
    1. CaliforniaCom Inc. CaliforinaCom Inc. 1998. http://www.california.com (10 Oct 1999).
    1. This is not the state homepage.
    2. CaliforniaCom Inc. is an Internet and network service provider serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Their homepage is designed primarily for selling Internet access and web hosting and design, but they also maintain a site with state info with Orange County Today.com and provide discount travel with 1travel.com. There’s also a section called DPEC which provides online courses in computer applications, HTML, Java, etc. The homepage has these sections in the middle of the page, underneath the main banner and to the right of a quick list of links to the sections. Below that are a banner ad, a counter, another ad and the address.
    3. Internet Products and Services—allows you to sign up for their ISP or web services, access different options if you are already a customer, and get news and info about their service.
    4. California Resource Guide—has links to pages with info on day-to-day things like weather and highways conditions and tourist things like lodging and movies. Many of the sections in the menu in the left side of the page are empty.

      DPEC Online University—has online courses in Microsoft applications and HTML and the like. Very slow to load.

      Travel Guide—basically three links to 1travel.com pages. California.com no doubt get money for referrals.

    5. The only date I could find was 1998.
    6. Produced by CaliforniaCom Inc, webmaster Sean Murray.
    1. Starr, Kevin, Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the California State Home Team. The California Home Page. 6 Oct 1999. http://www.ca.gov (10 Oct 1999).
    1. This is the state homepage. The URL is above.
    2. The California Home Page organizes a vast number of pages, resources, and links under several sections and their subsections. The homepage has a navigation menu along the left side of the page and a list of three viewing options (Text Only, Standard and High graphics) at the very top. After the banner, there are three "California Today" links to the governor’s page, a middle school math class and a museum page. The main section of the page has links to the sections with a small description each, and below that a small blurb about the site itself. The site has a search engine that seems to be fairly comprehensive—you can search the entire text of each page. One other nice feature is the way links to content in each subsection are displayed—along with the link is the author and a short description of the article/web site.
    3. History and Culture—Links to subsections that include links to California government publications, scholarly papers, magazine articles and other organizations’ pages. This section includes the subsections The Dream, Culture, History, People, Historical Societies, Symbols and Images, Connections and Scrapbook.
    4. Travel and Vacations—This section provides the kind of info a tourist might want—not only lodging, but also destinations, magazine articles, the official travel page, weather forecasts, highway conditions, etc. Subsections include Travel Center, Where to Go, What to Do, Where to Stay, Wilderness, Getting Around, Weather, and Connections.

      Doing Business—In addition to some statistics about the state, this section has what looks like an exhaustive list of agencies with all the permits, codes, laws, etc. a business in the state would need. There are also some links to business programs and services. Subsections include Overview, Helping Business, Permit and Licenses, Tax Info, Work Force, Workplace, Business Codes, and Connections.

      Living and Learning—This section, despite its vague name, is quite useful. It has education links, healthcare links, and then a number of sections on California law as exhaustive as the one for business above. Subsections include Consumer Info, Transportation, Financial Help, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Special Services, Tax Info, Living Codes, and Connections.

      Working—You know, it seems like just listing the subsections pretty much explains everything. The ones here include Job Opportunities, Career Preparation, Support Services, Working Safely, Labor Market Stats, Working Codes and Connections.

      Natural Resources—subsections include Great Outdoors, Natural Resources, Protect Nature, Environmental Links, Resource Codes and Connections.

      Environmental Protection—Subsections include Environmental Protection Agency, Air Resources Board, Pesticide Regulation, Toxic Substances Control, Waste Management Board, Environmental Recycling Hotline, Water Resources Control Board, Risk Assessment and Permit Assistance.

      Your Government—Subsections include Elected Officials, California Courts, State Agencies, Local Government, Voting & Elections, Regulations, and Useful Sites.

      Emergency Relief—Subsections include State Services, Medical Services, National Services, Preparedness, State Conditions, Disaster Codes, and Connections.

    5. Last updated 6 Oct 1999.
    6. The site says the following on the home page:

Graphic & Photo Credits:

California Arts Council; California Department of Water Resources, California State Library; and the Stephen P. Teale Data Center. Photos within the Governor's Home Page were provided by the Department of Transportation.


The California Home Page is designed and organized by the State Librarian, Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the California State Home Team – who coordinate its continuing development. Teale Data Center houses the Home Page Website, maintains its operations, and implements new technologies.

A quick search reveals that Kevin Starr is the State Librarian.

    1. University of California. California Virtual University. http://www.california.edu (10 Sept 1999).
    1. This is not the state homepage.
    2. The homepage seems to be little more than a list of links to what looks like all of the institutions of higher learning in the state. The site explains,
    3. Accredited public and private California

      universities offer more than 2,000 online courses

      to students anywhere on the World Wide Web.

      There are then links to community colleges, California State, independent colleges, and the U. of California. There’s really nothing else to it. At all.

    4. California Community Colleges (cccco.edu)—This link is not really a subsection, it’s a link to California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office Home Page. This is the homepage for the organization that oversees every community college in the state. There are sections here including What’s New, Board of Governors, Divisions and Units, Grants Information, Campus Locations, Employment & Job Registry, Website Index Functions/Resources and Search and Directory. In addition, users can view the organization’s mission statement and use a feedback form.
    5. California State University (calstate.edu) —This is not a section, but is instead a link to the university’s home page. The homepage sections include Campuses, Admissions, Degrees/Majors, Board of Trustees, Chancellor’s Message, Employment, News, Business Opportunities, CSU Systemwide and Cornerstones. There is then a short blurb about CSU, a quick info update and a set of Showcase links. The page includes Search, Site Map, Help and Feedback in the banner and at the bottom of the page.

      Independent Colleges (aiccu.edu)—This is another outside link, to the Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities Home Page. The AICCU is an organization of 71 colleges and universities—is that all of them? It doesn’t really say. The site has three mains sections, the Online Guidebook for Students, which works and the Information About the Association and Association Members’ Area which must be under construction, because there’s no actual link.

      University of California—This links to the UC homepage, which is off of california.edu. This helps confirm that UC is the owner of the page. UC Online has sections including Online Course Offerings, Pathways (admission), UC College Prep, Project Assist, California Digital Library, UC Campuses, UC Press, and Continuing Education for the Bar. This is the only somewhat direct link to online courses off the entire site.

    6. There is no indication anywhere what the page’s last update was.
    7. The site does not list who owns or maintains California.edu, but a quick WHOIS search reveals:


University of California CorporateHeadquarters (CALIFORNIA6-DOM)

Lakeside Drive, Room 324

Oakland, CA 94612



Administrative Contact:

Domain Administrator (DA279-ORG) domainadmin@UCOP.EDU


Fax- 510-839-3573

Technical Contact, Zone Contact:

Technical, Domain (DT8635) domaintech@UCOP.EDU

510 987-0367 (FAX) 510 987-0328

Billing Contact:

Bowman, John (TS2437) John.Bowman@UCOP.EDU

510-987-0379 (FAX) 510-839-3573

Record last updated on 17-Jun-99.

Record created on 21-Oct-96.

Database last updated on 9-Oct-99 05:21:36 EDT.

4. There is no california.org, and ca.org is Cocaine Anonymous.

    1. Although there are several military agencies based in California, there

is no ca.mil or california.mil.

    1. California.net. Welcome to California.NET. http://www.california.net (10 Oct. 1999).
    1. This is not the state homepage.
    2. California.net is "a high-performance 56k V.90 Internet Service Provider, with local access for more than 1100 communities in California and Nevada." The entire site is designed around selling new accounts and customer support. There’s a quick note about their new phone number, then a banner and a series of links to different sections. There’s also an ad for a web hosting service. There a few quick info links and then a Network Solutions domain name search box and a Goto.com search box.
    3. Internet Prices—has a listing of—get this—their prices. They apparently offer both PPP and ISDN.
    4. Acceptable Use Policy—this is one half terms and conditions (rates and fees, etc.) and one-half net etiquette lesson.

      Local Access Numbers—lists all their local access numbers in each town, with the "active" ones underlined.

      Tech Support—has a few help pages on basic topics like connecting and Eudora. Does not allow for interactive or e-mail tech support.

      Reseller Information for Computer Stores—this section should allow computer stores to sign on with Califonia.net to sell their service with new computers, but the pages are screwed up.

      Contact Info—has a list of personnel and phone numbers.

      Local Distributors—a list of companies/individuals distributing their service locally, listed by area code.

      Change Your Email Settings—leads to an authentication page at oakweb.com—apparently they use them to administer email accounts.

      Sign Up Online—a form which allows users to sign up for their service online. Has a place to enter credit card info but is not a secure server, so it’s fairly dangerous.

    5. There is no information about when this page was created/updated.
    6. Though the company California.net is the web sites’ owner and creator, there is no info about the webmaster.