Proper Capitalization of .NET

When using d-o-t-n-e-t to reference .NET, what is the proper capitalization? These are some examples:

1) DOTNET
2) dotNET
3) DOTnet
4) dotnet
5) DotNet

This is probably like aruing about how to pronounce Linux (I always pronounced it properly), but maybe there is a de facto standard for it.
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GivenRandyAsked:
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
All the references to the framework and products refer to it as .NET.

Although i'm sure I read somewhere a while ago that the .NET suffix was being dropped anyway (hence Visual Studio 2005, rather than Visual Studio .NET 2005)
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xersoftCommented:
I did a search on Microsoft and found dotnet, DOTNET, DotNet, Dotnet and dotNET. Most of their stuff though was dotnet.
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GivenRandyAuthor Commented:
I found similar things. But, was the "dotnet" like that because it was part of newsgroups and such, where they typically are all lowercase?
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GivenRandyAuthor Commented:
Until now, I have also used .NET exclusively. However, the populace seems to be going to d-o-t-n-e-t. Kinda like when email (e-mail, eMail) started becoming big.

Yeah, the .NET thing has had to have a LOT of money done for "marketing", even to developers. Still not a mature product, IMHO.
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xersoftCommented:
Thats interesting, would they just refer to the .net framework as the framework then?
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
I'm not sure if they were planning on just merging it into the WinFX group of technologies. But as I said, it was a while ago now, so not sure what MS's current standpoint is.
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