The core group of generic top-level domains consists of the com, info, net, and org domains. In addition, the domains biz, name, and pro are also considered generic; however, these are designated as restricted, because registrations within them require proof of eligibility within the guidelines set for each.
Historically, the group of generic top-level domains included domains, created in the early development of the domain name system, that are now sponsored by designated agencies or organizations and are restricted to specific types of registrants. Thus, domains edu, gov, int, and mil are now considered sponsored top-level domains, much like the themed top-level domains (e.g., jobs). The entire group of domains that do not have a geographic or country designation (see country-code top-level domain) is still often referred to by the term generic TLDs.
The solar was a room in many English and French medievalmanor houses, great houses and castles, generally situated on an upper storey, designed as the family's private living and sleeping quarters. In such houses, the main ground-floor room was known as the Great Hall, in which all members of the household, including tenants, employees and servants, would eat. Those of highest status would be at the end, often on a raised dais, and those of lesser status further down the hall. But a need was felt for more privacy to be enjoyed by the head of the household, and, especially, by the senior women of the household. The solar was a room for their particular benefit, in which they could be alone and away from the hustle, bustle, noise and smells (including cooking smells) of the Great Hall.
The solar was generally smaller than the Great Hall, because it was not expected to accommodate so many people, but it was a room of comfort and status, and usually included a fireplace and often decorative woodwork or tapestries/wall hangings.
Solar is the first full-length solo album by Korean singer Taeyang, member of Big Bang. The album was released in two forms: the "Regular Edition" and the "Deluxe Edition" which is limited to 30,000 copies worldwide. The lead-single was "I Need a Girl" featuring his bandmate G-Dragon. On July 9, 2010, Taeyang's solo album Solar hit second place on iTunes' Top R&B-Soul albums chart in the United States and first place in Canada, the first time for an Asian musician. In Solar, Taeyang put much effort into enhancing his vocal skills as well as his composing, co-writing as many as four songs ("Solar", "Where U At", "Wedding Dress", and "Take It Slow") and writing lyrics for "Take It Slow".
Taeyang's first international album, Solar International, is the first ever K-Pop music release to be sold worldwide on iTunes as both an audio and video album. The audio version (complete with a digital booklet) hit iTunes stores on August 19, 2010, while the video version (bundled with bonus, behind the scenes documentaries) arrived by September 10, 2010. The audio album combines both English and Korean hits from his past and present albums including "I'll Be There", "Connection" (feat. BIG TONE), "Wedding Dress" and "I Need a Girl (feat. G-Dragon)". On August 26, 2010, Solar's International album made it to fifth place on iTunes' Top R&B-Soul albums chart in the United States and Japan, and third place in Canada.
"Wonder" is a song by Natalie Merchant, released as the second single from her solo album Tigerlily. The single was released in February 1996, and reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The covers for the U.S. and Europe singles were different. The single also included live cuts from Merchant's tour.
In a BBC "Mastertapes" interview, Natalie said the song "... was about a child born with a congenital disease." - a set of twins she had known personally.
In popular culture
The topic of the song (that a physically handicapped person can overcome her disability) is continued in RJ Palacio's book of the same name.
"Wonder" is a single by English rock band Embrace, released on 20 August 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was the first single from their third studio album, If You've Never Been and peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the song used by the BBC as a highlights clip, to celebrate England's victory over Argentina in the 2002 football World Cup. It was also used in the pilot episode of the American TV serie Smallville.
The album was released in two formats; the regular CD format and a CD+DVD format. The latter contained the promotional videos of "JS", "Refrain", and the album's opening track "Wonder Love", as well as the making of "Wonder Love".
The first single released was "JS" (stylized as "J☆S"), on July 29, 2009. The single peaked at No. 22 on the Oricon single charts and charted for two weeks.