To ".com" or not to ".com," that is the question.

 
 
 
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To ".com" or not to ".com," that is the question.

It is my understanding that the use of  ".com" may not be needed anymore when citing online website names such as Ancestry or FamilySearch (prior to using the web address in parentheses).  For example:

Skamania County, Washington, Marriage Records, 1950, no. 19210, Glen C. Henley—Angelina Segota, 12 June 1950; image, “Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013,” Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 June 2017).

Is this the new and correct use? Ancestry or Ancestry.com?

Thanks

Connie

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Connie, some websites use the .com in their title (as well as the URL). Some don't. Ancestry dropped the .com from its title a year or so ago. Usually, close scrutiny of the website's home page will show how the site identifies itself. With Ancestry, the website name is at the top left corner, where it is rendered as just Ancestry, plus the logo. Also the copyright line at the bottom of the home page has  © 1997-2017 Ancestry.  The .com is not part of its name there, either.

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Good points.  

Thanks again,

Connie