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What Is Domain Name? [Types, how to Choose And Register]

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What is Domain Name?

Domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser URL bar to visit your website.

In simple terms, if your website was a house, then your domain name will be its address.

domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System(DNS).Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. In general, a domain name represents an Internet Protocol (IP) resource, such as a personal computer used to access the Internet, a server computer hosting a website, or the website itself or any other service communicated via the Internet.

In 2017, 330.6 million domain names had been registered.

Who Manage Domains :

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the top-level development and architecture of the Internet domain namespace. It authorizes domain name registrars, through which domain names may be registered and reassigned.

The first commercial Internet domain name, in the TLD com, was registered on 15 March 1985 in the name symbolics.com by Symbolics Inc., a computer systems firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Domain Name Levels :

#1. Top Level Domains :

The top-level domains (TLDs) such as com, net and org are the highest level of domain names of the Internet. Top-level domains form the DNS root zone of the hierarchical Domain Name System. Every domain name ends with a top-level domain label.

#2. Second Or Lower Level Domain :

Below the top-level domains in the domain name hierarchy are the second-level domain (SLD) names. These are the names directly to the left of .com, .net, and the other top-level domains. As an example, in the Ndomain example.co.ukco is the second-level domain.

Type Of Extension :

it has many types of extension these extensions are added after the domain name.and show the purpose of a domain.

Like:  Wikipedia.org is an organization and have .org extension

Choose a domain extension with right its purpose

  • .com (commercial) – This is the most popular extension and originally stood for commercial sites, but now it is used for all kinds of websites.
  • .net (network) – Originally intended for networked websites, this domain extension is used for a wide variety of purposes today. This is a good backup if your ideal choice is taken in the .com extension. It’s also good for tech companies as “net” implies technology and networking.
  • .org (organization) – meant for organizations. Best used if your website is for a nonprofit company. Not the ideal solution if you’re a business as it sends mixed messages.
  • .edu (education) – This one isn’t typically available for public registration, and is instead used by colleges and educational institutions.
  • .info (information) – This is best used if your website is purely there for information or as a database of knowledge. If you’re not selling anything, then this domain could work well.
  • .biz (business) – An alternative to .com domains for businesses, but it does have some bad connotations because of spammy sites using it.
  • .me (personal) – This extension is often used for personal websites or blogs that have no commercial intent.
  • .name – for use by individuals only.
  • .me – Good for personal branding, or if you can cleverly make it part of your business name (ie., chowti.me). Some of the other more obscure extensions could work that way as well.
  • .pro – For registered professionals only, hasn’t caught on.
  • .tv – Technically for websites in Tuvalu, this is open to everyone and is a good option for a television-related site.

There are 400+ extensions for choosing a Domain Name

Most important domain extension is .com

Domain Name Example :

This is a component of a uniform resource locator (URL) used to access web sites, for example:

  • URL: http://www.example.net/index.html
  • Top-level domain: net
  • Second-level domain: example
  • Host name: www

 

 

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What Is Domain Name? [Types, how to Choose And Register]
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