Strictly speaking a domain name is the identifying string you enter into the address bar to get to a website. For example our domain name is allthe.domains.
Typically a domain name can also be known as a Fully Qualified Domain Name [FQDN] or a hostname. It is comprised of a Top Level Domain [TLD]
A TLD means Top Level Domain and is the extension at the end of a domain. They are categorised into the following:
There are a number of others which can't be purchased and were instituted for a number of reasons. These include ARPA [infrastructure top-level domain], tTLD [used for testing and can't be accessed normally]
Congratulations, you're now fully versed in domain names and are sure to be impressing your friends at the next party! Take a look at our beginner's introduction for all things web hosting next!
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