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What is a domain name?

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:19 am
by EC
What is a domain name?

A domain name is a unique name used to identify and locate computers on the Internet. A domain name provides an easy-to-remember Internet address, which computers translate into numeric IP addresses (Internet Protocol addresses).

An IP address like is good for computers but difficult for humans to remember. But humans can easily remember a domain name like in

NB: The subject of domain names and IP addresses is highly technical. The above explanation is a gross simplification.