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: EXAMPLE_TOOLS, Other Companies, and EXAMPLE_AUTO. EXAMPLE_TOOLS is subdivided into three divisions:
DIVISION1contains the HQ and Finance databases.
DIVISION2 contains the Sales database.
DIVISION3 contains the MFG database.
The subdomain Other Companies has no subordinates.
EXAMPLE_AUTO is subdivided into geographical regions (ASIA, AMERICAS, EUROPE):
Subordinate to ASIA is JAPAN, with the SALES database Sales.
Subordinate to AMERICAS are US and MEXICO. US contains the HQ and Sales databases. MEXICO contains the SALES database. Subordinate to EUROPE are UK and GERMANY. Both UK and GERMANY contain a database called Sales.
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