(tī´pō-skwot´´ting) slang. Purchasing a domain name that is a variation on a popular domain name with the expectation that the site will get traffic off of the original sight because of a user’s misspelling of the name. For example, registering the domain names webapedia.com or yahooo.com in the hopes that someone making a typo will get to that site unexpectedly.
- U3 smart drive
U3 is a software solution that turns USB Flash drives into smart drives. Flash drives that meet the U3 specification are called U3 smart drives.
- User Account Control
Abbreviated as UAC. In Windows Vista, User Account Control is a feature that was designed to prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. When functions that could potentially affect your computer’s operation are made, UAC will prompt for permission or an administrator’s password before continuing with the task. There are four different alert messages associated with […]
Pronounced u-art, and short for universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter, the UART is a computer component that handles asynchronous serial communication. Every computer contains a UART to manage the serial ports, and some internal modems have their own UART. As modems have become increasingly fast, the UART has come under greater scrutiny as the cause of transmission […]
Short for user-agent server. In VoIP, a server application in an SIP system that accepts the requests from a UAC and generates an accept, reject or redirect response on behalf of the user. The combination of the UAC and the UAS is called the SIP user agent. The SIP user agent allows peer-to-peer calls to […]
- User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Short for user acceptance testing, typically the final phase in a software development process in which the software is given to the intended audience to be tested for functionality. UAT is either done by making the software available for a free trial, typically over the Internet, or by using an in-house testing panel comprised of […]