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What is Domain Name?

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Domain Name

A domain name is a specific alphabetic sequence denoting the name of the site or used in the names of mailboxes. In other words, it is the name of the website. It includes letters of the Latin alphabet, and may also contain numbers and a hyphen.

Let’s look at the website’s domain name and see what it includes. 

Domain name: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/

gov – first-level domain name

delaware.gov – second-level domain name (second-level domain in the gov zone);

coronavirus.delaware.gov – third-level domain name (third-level domain in delaware.gov zone). A third-level domain is usually called a subdomain.

Domain names work as shortcuts to the server that hosts the site. Without a domain name, anyone who wants to visit your site would have to enter the full IP address. But the problem is that the IP address is not so easy to remember and it will look strange in advertising materials.

Every domain name on the Internet is unique. The maximum length of a domain name is 63 characters. The total length of the name, including subdomains, separating periods, and domain zone names, can be up to 255 characters.

Domain name registrations are overseen by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). ICANN determines which domain name extension is available and maintains a centralized database of domain addresses.

Where you can buy domain names

Heres some top domain registrars to buy your domain name from:

https://www.domain.com/

https://www.bluehost.com/

https://www.hostgator.com/

https://www.godaddy.com/

https://www.namecheap.com/

 

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