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Question of the Day

Published February 11, 2020

What is a domain?

  1. A domain is the industry or vertical in which your website is categorized.
  2. A domain is the place where your website site files are hosted.
  3. A domain is the address where users can access your website.

The Answer is C.

Domain, domain name, URL, web address—whatever you want to call it, it's simply where a user goes to visit a particular website.

When your computer accesses a website, it uses an IP address, which is a long string of numbers. It can be difficult for people to remember so many digits, and much easier to retain words or phrases, which is how domain names were originally developed!

A domain can be any combination of letters and numbers, and ends in an extension such as .com, .org, .net, and more. No two websites can share the same domain name; you'll have to register it with a registrar, or specialized company that manages reservations for domain names. Popular registrars include GoDaddy, DreamHost, and Namecheap. (Some web hosting and content management platforms, such as SquareSpace, allow you to purchase your domain through them.)

It's easy to confuse domains, their website files, and their web host. Think of your website as a home, your web host as the house itself, and your site files as the items housed inside. Your domain, in this analogy, would be the street address that helps people find you.

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