What is a Domain?

A domain or domain name comes between the @ in your email address and the .com, .org, .net, etc. (For example, yourname@domain.com.) Domains help your customers find and remember where your business is online. A domain is a human-readable name that serves as the website’s address on the internet. It provides a memorable and easy-to-use identifier for accessing web resources, such as websites, email servers, and other online services.


For example, in the domain name “example.com”:

  • “example” is the subdomain, which can be customized by the owner of the domain.”.com” is the top-level domain (TLD), which categorizes the website by its purpose or origin. In this case, “.com” indicates that the website is commercial.

Here are some other examples of domains:

  1. “google.com” – The domain for the Google search engine and other Google services.
  2. “facebook.com” – The domain for the Facebook social media platform.
  3. “wikipedia.org” – The domain for the Wikipedia online encyclopedia.
  4. “amazon.com” – The domain for the Amazon online marketplace.
  5. “apple.com” – The domain for the Apple website and online store.

Each domain is unique and must be registered with a domain registrar to ensure its availability and ownership. Once registered, the domain owner can host a website, set up email addresses, and create other online services associated with that domain.

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