Domain name is the actual address of your website that people type in the browser bar to visit your page. Let’s say for example your webpage was a house. Think of the domain name as the address.
A more in-depth technical description:
The internet is a spider web of inter-connected computers. In order to identify these computers, they are identified using an IP Address. An example of an IP Address would be: 22.214.171.124. The challenge is that IP addresses can be a challenge for people to remember. Domain names solve this problem by using the domain name which is much easier to remember.
The way this works is that when you type in a domain name for example www.google.com, your web browser sends a look up request to a global server. This server determines what “nameserver” is associated with your website. Once the nameserver is identified it looks up the address and returns it back to the web browser so that you can visit the webpage.
How do I select a Domain Name
Several factors are involved when selecting a domain name. Availability is a key factor as with the increase in websites over the years, domain ownership is at an all time high. The good news is that there are a variety of different extensions available for domain names. The most popular one is .com. You can pick from a variety of options including .tv, .net, .org, .us, and many more.
Where do I buy my domain name
I purchase and renew all of my domain names from Namecheap. Their prices are excellent and their technical support is top notch. Additionally, their user interface is very easy for anyone to use. Plus you can do things like forward any email received to another mailbox very easily. For example if you already have a mailbox such as [email protected] and you want any mail that comes in at your domain such as [email protected] to come to you, you can set this up in as little as 5 minutes.