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What is Domain and Why We use it

What is a Domain Name

Domain name is the address of our website that we type in the browser address URL bar to visit the website. A domain name is an identification string or a word that defines a authority or control within the Internet. In other words we can say that it is a property within the Internet.

A web browser needs a domain name to display you a website.

Domain names is a text-based label that is easier to memorize than the numerical addresses used in the Internet protocols. A domain name may represent entire collections of internet resources or individual instances. Computers uses IP addresses, which are a series of number. It is difficult for people to remember that numbers. It is why, domain names were developed and used to identify the website name as a string rather than using IP addresses.

A domain name is our website name. A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers. Domain name registrations are managed by an organization called ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). ICANN specifies which domain name extensions are available and this organisation also keeps a centralized database of where the domain names point to.


Different Types of Domain Names

Domain names are available in many different extensions. The most popular is .com. There are many other extensions are also available. Domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:

  • gov - Government websites
  • mil - Military website
  • com - commercial business website
  • edu - Educational institutions
  • org - Organizations (nonprofit) websites
  • net - Network organizations
  • in  - India
  • ca -  Canada
  • th -  Thailand
  • us -  United State of America etc
  • au -  Australia



How domain name works

When we type a domain name in web browser's address bar then it intially send a request to a global network of servers that form the Domain Name System (DNS). These servers then look up for the name servers associated with the domain and forward the request to those name servers.

Difference between Domain Name, Website and Web Hosting ?

A website is a colletion of files like HTML pages, css, js, images, video etc.

Domain name is the web address of our website.

Web hosting is a space or container where all the files of the websites are kept or hosted. In other words a web hosting is a computer where our website’s files or contents are stored. Such computers are called web servers or web hosting servers. We need to get the web server's space from the  web hosting companies.

How to get or buy a Domain Name for our Website

We can buy domain names from one of the domain name registrars.

Some popular domain name companies are:







After buying domain name we need make a website through professional website designer or website developer or any website designing company.

After that we need to buy a hosting for the website. Many companies offers both of the service such as domain name and web hosting.

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