Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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Persistent URL (PURL)

An intermediary URL for a real URL. When a PURL is entered, the browser will send a page request to a PURL server which then links to the real URL of a page. Although the real URL of a web page may change, the PURL is still the same.