Domain Name

Definition:

Also known as a URL address, it is an easy-to-remember string that corresponds to an ip address, which corresponds to a computer on the Internet.

 

Th main purpose of using domain name is to help human users easier to remember websites by meaningful strings rather than numbers.

 

To use a domain name one has to go to a Domain Name Registry website to search for available domain names and register one. Most hosting companies like Godaddy.com also provides domain name registration service.

 

Analogy:

  • The contact name of a phone number. Using a contact name is easier to remember than a phone number.

Common Examples:

  • google.com
  • wikipedia.org