What is a domain Name?

Domain names are the names we use to provide more friendly and readable addresses to websites, servers, networks and other internet resources. This helps us to easily access resources online, without needing to know or remember the IP address of a server or online resource.

Imagine for example, having to remember and enter the IP address 94.126.40.226 each time you need to access the LCN website. We use domain names like lcn.com instead; to link a readable and memorable address to an online resource like a website or email address.

If you want to publish your own website, or protect your company’s brand online, registering a domain name should be your first step.

We’ll go into more depth about how domain names work and the different types of domain names that you can register below.

Types of domains and the domain hierarchy

New top-level domains

What’s the difference between a domain name and a URL?

That’s it! You should now understand what a domain name is and why they are so useful for accessing resources online.

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