A domain name is used as an identification of a website. Each website has a domain name that serves like an address, which is used to access the website. Domain names are also used to identify more than 1 IP addresses. An example is “Microsoft.com” represents a dozen of IP addresses.
1 more example to clarify what a domain name is if you type in the URL https://booksfor.com/, the domain name is “booksfor.com”.
Domain names help people identify the particular Web pages in URLs. People reach your website using the selected domain name which you have chosen for your website. Type the “Domain Name” in the browser URL bar to visit websites.
In simple words, a website is a house & a domain name is the address of the house (website).
Computers are part of a giant network, which means computers can connect to each other through a global network of cables. Through this network, each computer is able to communicate with other computers. That’s why each computer has an “IP Address” used to identify it on the internet. Domain names were created to solve the problem of having to remember an IP address.
Instead of having to remember a long string of numbers, you can visit a website by typing an easy to remember domain name in your browser’s address bar.
There is about 350 million or more domain names currently registered and thousands of domain names are getting registered on a daily basis. It makes it much harder for new users to get a specific domain name since they are already registered or will be registered very soon.
New domain name types are continually being introduced, but they are to be used with caution, or for a specific purpose, and certainly not as a primary website address.
The most common domain names are: .co, .uk, .com, .net, .org and .info.
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