General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

Technology & Practice Guide

Newsgroup Categories

Some of the top-level categories of newsgroups include:

• alt.* (Alternative)

• bionet.* (Biology network)

• bit.* (BITNET)

• biz.* (Businesses)

• comp.* (Computers)

• info.* (Information)

• k12.* (Kindergarten to age 12)

• misc.* (Miscellaneous)

• news.* (Usenet News software)

• rec.* (Recreation)

• sci.* (Science)

• soc.* (Social/Sociological)

• talk.* (World-wide talk and chat)

—L.W.

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