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A Domain Name provides a unique identity on the internet
  1. It is used by Businesses, Organisations and Individuals
  2. Acts as an alias for the 4-part numbered IP address which identifies the hosting server
  3. For example, www.weblink4u.co.uk is easier to remember than 123.456.789.123

A Domain Name consists of 2 main sections
  1. Identifying name, for example, business-name, product-name, weblink4u, etc
  2. And a suffix group (domain type, aka TLD): co.uk, com, biz, eu, etc

The Identifying Name must be unique within each suffix group
  1. Only one version of a name is allowed within each suffix grouping
  2. The name identifying name weblink4u is only permitted once for the co.uk suffix group
  3. But weblink4u can be used in other suffix groups like com, biz, eu, etc
  4. But once again it can only used once in each group

Prefix added to access website in a browser
  1. Prefix - http://www - is added when your domain is "hosted"
  2. This creates a full Website Address, eg, http://www.weblink4u.co.uk
  3. Most modern browsers no longer require the prefix to be used as they add it automatically
  4. So typing weblink4u.co.uk into the browser is usually all that's needed to view the website.
  5. Website Address is also called a URL - Uniform Resource Locator

Domain Name must be Registered
  1. With the appropriate authority for the domain suffix, eg, Nominet
  2. Normally registered through an authorised Domain Name Registrar
  3. Many registrations are for fixed periods of 1 or 2 years
  4. Avoid potential problems by always renewing before the renewal date

Domain Names can also be used for Email Addresses
  1. When a domain name is formally hosted on an internet linked server, it can be used to create unique individual email addresses.
  2. Using a special facility within the hosting server, unique email addresses are created by adding a recipient followed by an "@" in front of the domain name.
  3. For example, info@weblink4u.co.uk, enquiries@weblink4u.co.uk.
  4. The recipient can be a person's name, department or anything at all - but must be unique.
  5. Duplicate names or recipients are not allowed.
  6. Each email address must be fully configured on the hosting server prior to use by the web designer or IT staff.



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