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TECHNICAL BACKGROUND

 
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A directory that behaves like a search engine

QAZ.com uses what is believed to be a unique 'concatenated addressing' system to specify which QAZ topic the user is shown. The addressing system offers a very sophisticated, and yet greatly simplified, method of finding information by linking the topic to the Internet address (known as a URL).

Simply by typing in cd.QAZ.com, users will go straight to the CD page; video.QAZ.com will go straight to the video page; job.QAZ.com will go straight to the jobs page and so on.

At launch there are more than 100 individual QAZ topics covering everything from birth to death and love to hate. Some 600 similes are used (so estateagent.QAZ.com will deliver people to the property.QAZ.com site, for instance). A similar system delivers users to the relevant topics if a specific heading is not implemented. So, for example, dog.QAZ.com delivers users to pet.QAZ.com. (See below for a partial list of QAZ topics).

Together these similes and sub topics produce a unique addressing system allowing users to specify the reason for coming to the site without having to go via a redundant home page. Missed hits are logged so that new sections and similes can be added as necessary.

The concatenated addressing structure was developed by InfaDotNet (www.infa.net), a US- based Internet technology consultancy. Based on sophisticated server processing, the concatenated addressing system was designed from the ground up by Jim van Johns.

Behind the scenes QAZ.com also performs some clever programming tricks. It uses a highly flexible content management system, which enables employees from Manchester, London, Bristol and other locations to create, edit and publish content on the site. Created as a bespoke package for QAZ.com by London-based DDPlus, the content management system allows new reviewers and editors to be added easily. All they need is Internet Explorer and password access. This system will be used in the international development of QAZ.com.


Partial topic list
NB similes WILL change

ads classifieds classified advert adverts
adult pensioners oldies oap senior citizen
alternatives aromatherapy reflexology yoga homeopathy acupuncture fengshui alternativetherapy
art painting pictures
auction auctions bidding antique antiques
baby babies infant
bank building society banks
beauty makeup make-up perfume cosmetics
beer lager bitter beers
bet betting horses gambling
book books fiction non-fiction nonfiction literature
broadcasting tv radio bbc itv c4
car cars vehicle vehicles automobile automobiles motors
card cards greeting greetings
cd cds cassette cassettes minidisc minidisk music
charity charities aid
chat chatrooms
cheese
chocolate chocolates chocs choc
clothing clothes fashion apparel
diy home interiors decoration decorating
drink drinks beverage beverages alcohol
drug pharmacy drugs chemist
dvd dvds
education school university college learning
family motherhood pregnancy mother
film movie films movies
flower flowers florist florists interflora
food eat eating foods cooking dinner recipes
fun amusement amusements humour
gadget gadgets
game games videogames computergames
garden gardening plant plants gardens
gift presents present gifts christmas birthdays easter
health medicine cancer aids drugs
hobby pasttimes past-times stamps coins hobbies
insurance
internet web www
jewellery jewels rings earrings necklaces bracelets
job career careers jobs work recruitment
kid children child kids
leisure cinema theatre themeparks outings
lingerie bras underwear knickers
listing listings guide guides
london
magazine mag mags journals magazines
mall malls shoppingcenter
map maps
millennium y2k newyear
money investment stocks share stockmarket finance shares money
mortgage homeloan endowment
museum
music
news
newspaper newspapers papers paper
pc pcs computer computers mac ibm
pet dogs cats animals pets
phone phones mobile mobiles mobilephone mobilephones
photography photo
politics government conservative labour
property estateagent houses house estateagents
romance lonelyhearts singles
search searchengine directory searchengines
software program programs
sport sports
therapy counselling
toy toys
transport rail bus train coach trains
travel tourism flights holiday vacation
video videos vhs
weather forecast forecasts
wedding marriage weddings
wine wines
women ladies woman feminism female


This and other releases, along with examples of available photography, can be obtained by simply typing press.qaz.com - what else!

For further information please contact:

Steve Homer
QAZ.com Ltd
Tel: 0973 166249
Email: shomer@cix.co.uk

Lynne Thomas
Lexicon Communications Ltd.
Tel: 020 7490 2973
Fax: 020 7490 7257
Email: lexicon@cix.co.uk

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