What are domains?

Your domain is the "human-friendly" name of your website, or the address at which your website can be found. If you think of your website as a physical house, then the domain name would be the house’s address - its street name, building number, etc.

Each website has an IP address - a unique string of numbers and periods - that allows computers to identify and communicate with them. So, to make this easier for humans, the Domain Naming System, or DNS, translates domain names into these IP addresses - which means you can just type a few simple words into a web browser rather than remembering random numbers whenever you want to visit a specific website!

In other words, your domain name is an easy way for customers to find you online and remember how to return to your site.

Domains have two parts: A name and a suffix (like .com or .net). Check out this domain name as an example:


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