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Great Renaming

Great Renaming: n. The flag day in 1985 on which all of the
   non-local groups on the USENET had their names changed from
   the net.- format to the current multiple-hierarchies scheme.  Used
   esp. in discussing the history of newsgroup names.  "The oldest
   sources group is comp.sources.misc; before the Great Renaming,
   it was net.sources."