Domain names are the small representation of a bigger concept being presented on a website. The Domain Name System (DNS) translates this short nomenclature, or URL, into an IP address that is similar in nature to telephone numbers.
Examples of Domain Names:
When utilizing a domain name the DNS locates the IP address associated with the domain name information and connects the user to it.
How To Spell A Domain Name?
The way domain names are organized is opposite of how westerners read. That is domain names are organized from right to left. The general descriptions, or “TLD’s” of the domain is on the right (.com, .gov, .edu) and the more specific descriptors on the left (domain name). The “www” is called the machine name. If a domain name has all of the above it is called a “Fully Qualified Domain Name” (“FQDN”). All of the specific sections are then separated by a period.
Is A Domain Name The Same As An URL?
Technically speaking an URL is the larger aspect of a domain name. URL’s (Uniform Resource Locator) often include more details such as specific folders, servers, machine names, and protocol language.
Examples of URL’s