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Chapter 20. Participating in Internet Newsgroups > Figuring Out Newsgroup Names

Figuring Out Newsgroup Names

Newsgroup names aren’t too hard to understand, but we need to go through the drill to make sure that you’re comfortable with them. In their basic guise, newsgroup names have three parts: the hierarchy to which they belong, followed by a dot, followed by the newsgroup’s topic. For example, check out the following name:

rec.boats


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