Knowledgebase: DNS
What is a domain name?
Posted by Darren Radsmith on 16 May 2004 06:58 PM

A domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. For example dnsmadeeasy.com is the domain name for the DNS Made Easy organization. "www.dnsmadeeasy.com" is a system (computer/server/resource) in the DNS Made Easy organization.

The domain name system (DNS) is used to provide the mapping of domain name to IP address. The dnsmadeeasy.com uses DNS services to map www.dnsmadeeasy.com to the IP address of the web server that hosts the webpage for the DNS Made Easy organization.

Domain names are reserved by being purchased through a domain registrar which is an entity that sells the reservation of domain names.

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