What is a domain name?

A domain name is the address or the part of the website URL that you type on your website browser to go to a website. Without a domain name we would have to remember complicated numeral "addresses" like 184.168.27.225. For some of us remembering sequences of numbers is a lot harder than remembering a sequence of letters and/or words. So, for most of us remembering a domain name like google.com is a lot easier than remembering 184.168.27.225.

Another way of looking at domain names is as actual street addresses. A domain name like store.websitecraft.xyz is like saying "123 W Test St." instead of remembering the latitude and longitude of a certain location.

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Why do we need domain names?

A domain name will take you to the hosting location where your website content lives. To register your domain name now click here. Remember anyone can register a domain name at any time, so don't let others take your business name.

Browsers: Domain names:
  • Internet Explorer
  • Edge
  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Firefox

How is a domain name managed?

Domain names are managed under a bigger group, the DNS (Domain Name Servers). The DNS is basically a database of domain names. The DNS stores the domain names and it where the domain names are supposed to go. Similar to how a public phone books used to have someone's name and their physical address. The DNS can allow for a lot of customization and security management for the way domains and handled.

  • Set up and maintain DNS
  • Find out how DNS works, solve client and server issues, and secure your system
  • The DNS holds the Internet together, but if it makes you fall apart, help has arrived! This handy guide (Click on the box on the left) walks you through installing, configuring, and troubleshooting DNS on either a Windows- or Unix-based system. Whether you’re just curious or you plan to build your own DNS server, you’ll find the answers here.

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