Sunday, March 14, 2010

What is a Domain Name?

To ensure that we are all talking about the same thing when I say "domain name", let me briefly mention that a domain name is a name like "". Loosely speaking, it's the address of your website. Normally, if someone wants to set up a website, he/she will need to pay a small annual fee to register a domain name. The domain name can then be "pointed" to a website containing the web pages that the person wants to set up. Whenever visitors type that web address into their browser, they will be brought to the website. For example, if you were to type "" into your browser, you will be brought to the main page of this website.