What is a Domain Name?
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A domain name represents your "address"
on the Internet. It is a written phrase that contains several components
separated by a period ("dot").
- Each name includes a "Top level" domain
which specifies the broad category of an organization. Names ending in .COM
are assigned to commercial, for-profit organizations, while names ending in
.ORG are assigned to miscellaneous, usually non-profit organizations.
- "Second level" domains represent your
specific identity, as in YOURNAME.com
- In an e-mail address, the domain name follows the @
symbol, so that John or Jane Smith's address at this company might be:
- Internet computers that track and locate each domain
name actually use numeric addresses (eg. 184.108.40.206) , so that within
the system each domain name has a numeric equivalent. You don't have to
worry about this since Domain Name Servers (DNS) take care of the matching.
However, this is the reason why InterNIC requires functioning DNS before
they will register a name.
- If you need information about registering a ".ca"
or "ab.ca" Check here
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