What is a Domain Name & why we need it?
If you are a newbie or a startup, then you have the same question in your mind and you start searching for the answers on Google. Of-course Google gives you numerous amount of answers (like, from Wikipedia or Webopedia) which makes you confuse and you end up with nothing. I don’t want to make it hard to explain, what I want is you to understand the real meaning of Domain Name, in simple words:
This is it, there is no need to push your head against the wall. Now, why we need it? Well i already cover that part in above definition. The reason we need domain name is because we can easily remember it and definitely our visitors can also remember it.
It is not important that you must need a domain name to host or view a website. But a domain name makes it easy for everyone to remember your website address rather than IP address. For your convenient consider it as a nickname.
Explain: URL & difference with Domain
Usually, people can’t differentiate URL and a domain name. URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, it refers to the entire address of a website.
For example: http://howtohost.website or http://howtohost.website/about
Here, only howtohost.website is a domain name, but the entire address is known as URL.
Explain: TLDs, gTLDs, ccTLDs and
- TLDs stands for Top-Level Domains; it includes only one suffix.
Example: .com, .net, .info, etc.
- gTLDs (Generic Top-Level Domains) includes common names like:
.com, .biz, .online, .website, .site, .live, etc.
- ccTLDs (Country Code Top-Level Domains) only represent to a certain country.
Example: .pk, .uk, .us, .fr, .in, .au, etc.
- Second-Level Domains, also known as 2LDs are the domains that contain another level domain after or before TLDs.
Example: .com.au, .com.pk, .com.in, .com.uk, etc.
I hope this article helped you enough to understand Domain Name and URL. If you have question related to this topic or if i made any mistake some where in my article, you can ask me on comments.
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