What Is Domain Name | How Domain Name Works

In this WordPress Tutorial, I’m gonna to show you what is the domain name and how your website domain name works

Domain Name is the name of your website.  It is the address where Internet users can access your website. When Your visitors enter your domain name into any web browser, the browser uses your domain name to search the correct IP address and, in turn, passes back the website associated with that particular IP address. Computers require IP addresses to locate one another, And IP addresses are a series of number, like 127.0.0.1.

So it becomes very difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers of any IP address.  But through domain names, it becomes very human-friendly.

What Is Domain name

How Domain Name Works

A domain name can be used to identify a single IP address or group of IP addresses. Domain names have two parts that are separated by a dot, such as talksindepth.com. A domain name is used as part of a URL to identify a website.

A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, hyphen and it can be used in combination with the various domain name extensions, such as .com, .net .org and more. The part that follows the dot is the top level domain (TLD), or group to which the domain name belongs. For example, .gov is the TLD for government domains.

We humans can use domain names to communicate, While computers require IP addresses to locate one another. The Domain Name System, or DNS [D-N-S], takes domain names — the kind of web addresses (URL)  that people understand, like xyz.com — and translates them into IP addresses that computers need to communicate one another.

Let’s take an example to understand the functionality of the domain name,

Think of this way; your domain name functions like the contacts you store in your mobile.

When you touch the name of a contact that is stored in your mobile, your mobile automatically dials the number you’ve saved for that contact.

You don’t need to know where the person you’re calling is located, and you don’t need to even enter their specific phone number. All you do is touch the contact and mobile phone does the rest.

So, domain names provide you with a simple, human-friendly way to locate websites on available the Internet.

That’s all. We hope this article helped you understand the domain name and its functionality..

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