The image admin041.gif shows the representative hierarchical arrangement of databases throughout a network to illustrate global database names. There are three root domains: EDU, COM, and ORG. There is one subdomain each for the EDU and ORG domains: Educational Institutions and Non-Commercial Organizations, respectively. There are three subdomains associated with the root domain COM: ACME_TOOLS, Other Companies, and ACME_AUTO. ACME_TOOLS is subdivided into three divisions:

The subdomain Other Companies has no subordinates.

ACME_AUTO is subdivided into geographical regions (ASIA, AMERICAS, EUROPE):

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