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Methodology for extracting quasi-random samples from world wide web domains

Featherstone, Michael, Adam, Stewart and Borstorff, Patrica 2009, Methodology for extracting quasi-random samples from world wide web domains, Journal of international business research, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 63-67.

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Title Methodology for extracting quasi-random samples from world wide web domains
Author(s) Featherstone, Michael
Adam, Stewart
Borstorff, Patrica
Journal name Journal of international business research
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Start page 63
End page 67
Total pages 5
Publisher Allied Academics
Place of publication Cullowhee, NC
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1544-0222
1544-0230
Summary The purpose of this paper is to describe a process for sampling specific domain name zones on the World Wide Web. Because of the size of the Web, sampling strategies must be employed in order to effectively model and study the Web business environment.  This paper discusses Various efforts employed to sample the Web, which ranged from random generation of Internet Protocol Addresses and domain names, to the process finally
employed to create descriptive models of the dot-com domain name zones. The paper suggests that sampling the Web Top Level Domains offers a reasonable alternative for business researchers because it requires only familiarity with the use of the simple Web utilities such as File Transfer
Protocols to obtain initial domain name listings.
Language eng
Field of Research 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 910403 Marketing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Allied Academics
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016660

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