What Is a Domain Name?

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A domain name is what is typed into an Internet browser to access a specific Web site. It is part of a URL, or uniform recourse locater. Purchase a domain name for around $10 a year with information from a Web designer in this free video on domain names.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Noah. And I'm going to show you what a domain name is. I'll also show you how you can purchase one. And what the different endings on the domains mean. A domain name is what you type into the address bar of your browser. When you want to access a website. More specifically, what you type in is called the URL or uniform Recourse Locater. And the domain name is part of this URL. Here for instance, the domain in question is WWW.SportsLine.com. And the URL includes the slash NFL part of the, part of it. Finally the domain can have different endings. For example, Dot.com is main stream business. But there are also country endings like Dot FR for France. And also more specific endings like Dot Gov for government organizations. Anyone can purchase a domain name. For example from GoDaddy.com which is perhaps the most famous retailer in the United States. Or from other big companies like Yahoo, for example. Generally a Dot com domain which is the most common, costs around ten dollars per year.


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