IPs are one of the most important building blocks of the web, but do you know what they actually mean. How domains work? Millions and millions of people all over the world browse the web every day. They browse it by typing in something called a domain name into the address bar of the web browser. The browser and technology behind it then does their magic and you get the website you requested.
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name or domain is a structured label which is connected to a specific IP (Internet Protocol) address of a server where the web page is being hosted.
What is DNS?
DNS stands for Domain Name System and it is a set of specialized DNS servers that have only one purpose: they serve as a database, or to be more precise – they serve as a phone book for connecting IP addresses with corresponding domain names. These servers are called name servers
A quick word about www
Every once in a while we get asked how much it costs to add the www. to a website. It’s totally free—the www. is just a subdomain that isn’t necessary, but still common because people got used to saying it in the 90’s
A domain name “extension” is called a “top-level domain (TLD).” These are divided into three different categories: generic top-level domains (gTLD), country code top-level domains (ccTLD) and infrastructure top-level domains.
Generic top-level domains are the ones most frequently seen on the Web
.com (originally intended for use by commercial organizations but is available to anyone).
.net (originally intended for use by sites directly related to the Internet but is available to anyone).
.org (originally intended for use by non-profit organizations but is available to anyone).
.edu (used by educational organizations).
.gov (reserved for agencies of the United States government).
.mil (reserved for the United States military).
.int (reserved for international organizations established by treaty. i.e. the European Union: http://europa.eu.int).
.aero (reserved for members of the air transport industry).
.biz (for use by businesses only).
.coop (reserved for cooperative associations).
.museum (reserved for museums).
.name (reserved for individuals).
.pro (being developed for professionals and related entities).
Want to Register a Domain Name? Go With GoDaddy
GoDaddy is a publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. GoDaddy is said to have more than 61 million domain names under management, making it the world’s largest ICANN-accredited registrar. It serves more than 13 million customers and employs more than 4,000 people,
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