Electronic Terminology

email — correspondence sent electronically

email addresses — lowercase

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

Internet — proper noun, capitalize

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. At present, include the “http://” or other server designation at the beginning of the URL. Not all WWW browsers automatically insert this information, and not all WWW servers are http servers.

Web — proper noun, capitalize

website — one word, lowercase