What is a Domain Name?

domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet.

Why you need a Domain Name

On the Internet, your domain name is your unique identity. Any individual, business or organization planning to have an Internet presence should invest in a domain name. Having your own domain name, website and email addresses will give you and your business a more professional look. Another reason for a business to register a domain name is to protect copyrights and trademarks, build credibility, increase brand awareness, and search engine positioning.

What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Domain Names?

In a web address or URL, the domain name is everything between the protocol sign and the first slash (if there is one). So, for example, in the URL: https://placeholder.com/some/page.html, the domain name is: placeholder.com. Domain names also are used for email addresses: j.smith@placeholder.com

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