What is a Domain name?

A domain name is simply the website address. Every website has a unique web address. for example “www.yourwebsite.com”. Here ‘yourwebsite’ is the website domain name. This name is unique. You cannot find two websites with the same website address. Furthermore, we are using domain names instead of IP addresses. An IP address is a series of numbers that computers use to identify and communicate with each other. But as humans, it is very difficult to remember IP addresses. We convert those numbers to letters, so we can remember that easily. I guess it’s easy to remember “google.com” than remembering “66.249.64.0”.

How do I get a domain?

You can get a domain name from a domain registrar. Nowadays you can buy a domain from any web hosting provider. Example, Namecheap.com, and Godaddy.com. Create an account on one of these websites and search for a domain according to your website content. Usually, you can buy a domain around $12 that valid for one year. after one year you need to pay again and renew.

Read this before you buy a domain

Always buy a domain according to your site content. If you are planning to create a website on the weight loss niche, make sure the domain name you buy reflects your website content. Because your targeted audience first impression is the website name. For example, if your website contains articles about how to lose weight, but your domain name is “banana.com” that’s a problem. No one might visit your website. But if you buy a domain like “weightlossguru.com”, the people who see your website address can easily understand your website content. Also, it is a good idea to buy the domain and hosting service from the same provider. It will make your work easier.

Types of domains

There are many types of domain extensions available on the internet. The most popular one is .com and there is also .net, .org, .tv, .mob etc. If you create a website, go for a .com domain is better.

What is TLD (Top Level Domains)

Most popular TLD extensions are .com, .net and .org. But there are hundreds of TLDs available to choose from. .club, .biz, .info are also top-level domains. There are also Country code top-level domains( ccTLD ) available, ex: .us, .uk, .in, .lk

More about domains

ICANN ( Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ) is the one who manages the domain name system. they are the ones create policies to domain names. ICANN gives permission to the domain registrars to sell and manage the domain names on the domain name registry.

OK, now I have a domain, then what?

Now you need a hosting service to host your website on the internet.

I hope you now understand the domains. Comment below if you have any questions related to this article.

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