Electronic Terminology

email — correspondence sent electronically

email addresses — lowercase

e-business or e-commerce — lowercase, with hyphen

internet — lowercase 

home page — two words

online — one word

PC — personal computer

URL — All caps; acronym for Uniform Resource Locator, which is the term for World Wide Web addresses.

URLs — World Wide Web addresses should be lowercase, with no spaces between the characters.

  • In print publications, the UA website should appear as uakron.edu — followed by the remainder of the URL that directs a person to the desired webpage. Contact UCM if a URL should be shortened due to space limitations or for simplicity.
  • In electronic documents such as Word or on the UA website, See our “Writing for the web” resource for creating useful hyperlinks.

web — lowercase

website — one word, lowercase