A domain name is the address of a website or IP address. It is the link name that people type into their browser bar to find a website. Domain registrars or hosting companies have the necessary access to provide domain names and check it’s availability. A domain name is renewable annually and can be blacklisted or become available again to purchased by someone else should a domain name owner fail to renew the domain. The domain name differs from the hosting platform, as a hosting platform is the server where the domain can have access to content to perform online.
How does it work?
Domain names are important, and enable computers connected to the internet to find a server where a website is being hosted. Website content are retrieved from the server and allow users to access the website on a browser.
What is the purpose of a domain?
Domain names serve to identify Internet resources, such as computers, networks, and services. A domain name often have a text link that is easier to memorize by the owner than the numerical addresses used in the Internet processes.