What Is A Domain Name? [A Beginner Guide]

harpreet kumar

When you are blogging, probably heard the words Domain name & web hosting right? Well, I have written a post about web hosting already in another article. So in this article, we are going to learn what is a domain name and its types.

So before wasting time let’s started:

What is Domain Name?

According to Wikipedia: A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet.

In simple words, a Domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser’s URL bar to visit your website or blog.

For example, webhostingintro.com is a domain.

In other words, if your blog or website is home then domain name should be addressed.

However, it is impossible to remember each IP address for humans. To solve these problem domains were invented. It replaces IP address (IP address is a combination of numbers separated with dots. Typically, IP addresses look like this: 64.219.86.1) with a particular URL along with words.

This made remembering website addresses easy. Because now, if you need to visit any website, no need to use an IP address instead of just type domain name like webhostingintro.com

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Type of Domain name

There are plenty types of domain rising day by day that known as Top-Level Domain (TLD) refers to the suffix or the last part of a domain name is listed below:

  1. com – commercial business (the most common TLD)
  2. .org – organizations (typically, nonprofit)
  3. .gov – government agencies
  4. .edu – educational institutions
  5. .net – network organizations
  6. .mil – military

Also, TLDs are classified into two broad categories named gTLDs (Generic top-level domains) and (ccTLSs) country-code top-level domains.

#1 Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLDs): It is a generic top-level domain name associated with (.com, .org, .edu, etc).

#2 Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD): Domain names ending with two letters such as .uk or .fr, assigned to a country that named ccTLD domains.

  1. .com – commercial business (the most common TLD)
  2. .org – organizations (typically, nonprofit)
  3. .gov – government agencies
  4. .edu – educational institutions
  5. .net – network organizations
  6. .mil – military

TLDs are classified into two broad categories: generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs).

Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) is a generic top-level domain name that identifies the domain class it is associated with (.com, .org, .edu, etc).

Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) is a two-letter domain extension, such as .uk or .fr, assigned to a country, geographic location or territory.

Are Domains names free or paid?

There are few websites register domain name for free and on the other side, some are paid. Here is you be careful while registering your domain name.

If you go for free one it will be like this, yourname.blogspot.com, yourname.wordpress.com, yourname.weebly.com.

These all are such as subdomains which are not the best choice for online business. So I don’t recommend this one.

On the other hand, paid domains such as webhostingintro.com, google.com are brands. If you are really serious in blogging or want to run an online business for long-term always prefer to invest some bucks to buy premium domains.

Where can you buy a domain?

There are hundreds of domain registrar companies available on the Internet but Name NameCheapBigrock and Godaddy are most trustworthy.

Also, keep in mind there is a little annual renewal fee is compulsory you will be paying to the domain registrar. In the billing portal, you will be given the option to renew your domain. In case, if you don’t, the domain will be made available to others.

Once you have the domain, you can proceed to our beginner guide to start a blog to make money online.

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