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RAID, or Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives, is is the simultaneous use of two or more hard disk drives to achieve higher levels of performance, dependability, and larger data volume sizes.

RAM, or Random Access of Memory, is used when performing system tasks.

Real time

Real time means that the reporting or recording of events occur at the time of the event.

Redemption fee
A redemption fee is a fee paid to retain an expired domain name.

Redemption period
The redemption period is the time frame after domain name expiration and before the domain name is returned to the registry for re-registration. During the redemption period, the domain name can be renewed, usually by paying a redemption fee.

Redemption status
A domain name in redemption status has expired but can still be renewed, often by paying a redemption fee.

The registrant is the individual or organization that registers a domain name and holds the right to use it. The registrant is the legal owner of a domain name.

A registrar provides domain name registration services to individuals and companies.

A registry is a database associating DNS information with an individual, a legal entity, or operational entity for a specific domain name extension.

Remote connection
A remote connection links a modem and a network through a dial-up connection.


A reseller is a company or person with hosting and domain name capabilities provided by an ICANN-approved registrar.

Robots, or search engine robots, read text and follow links to gather information for search engine databases.


The root is the top of the DNS hierarchy. It is commonly known as the “dot”.

Root server
The root server is the portion of the hosting account or server that has access privileges for all locations and documents on that computer.

RSS, or Rich Site Summary, subscribes to news sites and blogs and displays their updates on a Web page.

RSS Feed
An RSS feed provides short descriptions of Web content or articles and a link to the full version of the content.

An rTLD, or restricted top-level domain name, is a domain name extension, such as .edu, .name, and .gov, that limits registration to persons or organizations meeting specific criteria.

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is an open source Web application framework. It's written in Ruby and simplifies website development.
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