What is the domain name?

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The name of your website is called Domain name. It is the address by putting this on search engines you can access the website. It is used to identify IP addresses. It’s the address of your website which identifies your website on the internet. The IP address is the series of number, it’s for the machines because the machines only understand this language but for humans, it’s difficult so for humans, there is domain name which shows you the same site which you saw by IP address. The addresses are the same, one is only in numerical and another one is in both words and numerical. Every domain name is unique and must be registered before you can use it. Domain names are including in your URL address for example –http://www.fixdnsservernotresponding.org/, the domain name is fixdnsservernotresponding.org.

Types of Domains

Each and every domain name has a suffix which shows the top level domain ( TLD ) it belongs to. There are few numbers of domains, for example:

  • .com is to be used by Commercial business,
  • .gov is to be used by Government agencies,
  • .edu is to be used by Educational institutions,
  • .org is to be used by Organization ( Non-profit ),
  • .mil is to be used by Military,
  • .net is to be used by Network Organizations,
  • .ca is used by Canada,
  • .th is used by Thailand,
  • .in is used by India,

Every web server needs DNS ( Domain Name System ) server to interpret domain names to IP addresses. Because the internet is rooted in IP addresses, not on domain names.

What is Domain Name Registration?

The process of registration of a name on the internet for a time period, mainly one year, it is called Domain Name Registration. After the time period mostly one year or one month you need to renew your domain name otherwise someone can purchase it after some time.  Domain name is your choice, what type of name you want to choose for your website, and sometimes the same name you want to purchase it already purchased by another one and every $1 domain name is unique so you can’t purchase it. Then the site where you are purchasing your domain name gives you related domains names which are available for you. The best sites for purchasing a domain name are Godaddy.com, Register.com, Ipage.com, Fatcow.com, these are the trusty and affordable sites for purchasing a domain.

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