what is a domain?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Even though we type the names of websites we want to go to (also known as domains), all websites are loaded on the internet by loading an ip address. Your browser finds out which ip address to load by checking with a DNS provider (Domain Name Service). It takes the name of the site from the browser and tells the browser what ip address to load the page from. (From that point, some domains may have other processes occurring to host multiple domains on a single machine, for example.) Additionally, the ip address associated with a Domain Name will not necessarily always stay the same.

    In short, the domain can be looked at as the "Common Name" for a website.

  • 1 decade ago

    Domain or domain name: e.g. YourWebSite.com or Yahoo.com or TrueZeal.com.

    To go a little deeper in to your question, a name is easier to remember than a number. All websites actually have a number called an IP address. It looks like this 209.73.186.238.

    If you type 209.73.186.238 in to your browsers URL box (not the search box) Yahoo will open. So a Domain Name is given and associated to this long number so that you don't have to remember numbers. Could you imagine someone saying check out my website at 209.73.186.238. Thank GOD for Domain Names.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A domain is an address for a page or point on the net. It can be referred to as the IP location of the domain (this usually consists of numerous numbers, I.e. your home IP address is usually something like '127.0.0.1'. You can buy and sell domains, and these usually come in groupings of numbers; E.g. the first 3 numbers are the same and the last one goes from between 1-100.

  • 1 decade ago

    a group of computers on a network that share a common directory or storage location.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the name of the website you create

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