Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses.
For example, the domain name microsoft.com represents about a dozen IP addresses.
Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages.
For example, in the URL http://www.pcwebopedia.com/index.html, the domain name is pcwebopedia.com.
What is a domain name and how does it work?
Domain Name Servers (DNS) are the Internet’s equivalent of a phone book. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines, access websites based on IP addresses.
What is the use of domain name?
Purpose. Domain names serve to identify Internet resources, such as computers, networks, and services, with 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 such resources or individual instances.
What is a domain type?
New domain types are continually being introduced but some should be used with caution and certainly not as a primary website address. most common domain types. The most common international domain names are: .co.uk, .com .net .org .info and .biz.com. These are the safest choices and can be used by almost all websites.
How do I know my domain name?
Find your domain host
- Go to the whois lookup page provided by ICANN, a non-profit organization that compiles domain information.
- Enter your domain name in the search field and click Lookup.
- In the results page, look for the Registrar section for the name of your domain host and website.