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(World-Wide Web)
(Sometimes "webmistress") The alias or role of the person(s) responsible for the development and maintenance of one or more web servers and/or some or all of the web pages at a website. The term does not imply any particular level of skill or mastery (see "webmonkey").

The webmaster's e-mail address often appears on the home page of the site. Failing that, you could try sending e-mail to postmaster (from which the term is probably derived) or root at that host, possibly after removing an initial "www.".
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A person responsible for the implementation and maintenance of a website. Webmasters are generally proficient in HTML as well as one or more scripting and interface languages such as JavaScript and Perl. They may also have experience with more than one type of Web server.

Although Web designers typically create the page layouts, Webmasters may also be responsible for some or all of the design. See Web designer and Webmistress.

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