Sunday, July 6, 2008

What's a domain name and Why is it Stand

What is a domain name? As webmaster Glossary defines it "domain name" is the series of alpha-numeric characters used to identify a website on the internet instead of using and IP address.

What is a domain name If you are an average internet user, then you must be pretty familiar with the term of ‘domain name’. As a novice terms it is a unique name given to address a particular website each time you visit it on the internet. However, technically speaking, a domain name means much more than that. Domain name of a website refers to the text name that corresponds to its numeric IP address of a computer in the internet.

That means every time you surf some of source in internet you are logging into another computer using some special ports, that stand for communication purpose.

The domain name of a website possesses some kind of characteristics that differentiate it from other domain names.

As a matter of fact, you could come across domain names that are pretty similar to each other but not exactly alike. Usually, similar sounding domains names may have extra characters such as underscores (_), hyphens (-) in them to distinguish them from each other. Similarly, domain names could also be different from each other in terms of their extensions such as
.com, .net, .org, .gov and so forth.

The internet users around the world can access to a particular website only by using its domain name which is unique.


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