What is a domain name?

A domain name, or URL, is the name of your website. More specifically:

  1. A Domain Name (yourname.com) is an Alias (text name) corresponding to the numeric IP address of your website on the Internet.
  2. Humans are better at remembering and relating to text names. Computers like numbers. To bridge this digital divide Registrars maintain a massive database of which Domain Names belong to what IP addresses.
  3. You pay your Registrar an annual fee for this translation service, as it is an ongoing service; every-time someone types in your domain name you Registrar must tell their computer which IP address they should go to.
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