Video: Quick & Easy: What is a Domain Name?


What is a domain name? what is an extension and what is a TLD? What is the difference between a domain name and a website? And finally what is the benefit of a domain name?


Domain name. What is it?

This is what you are going to learn in this video. Welcome.

As you may know, every website has a unique name that identifies it on the World Wide Web.

A domain name, in simple words, is that unique name followed by an extension like .com, .net, and so on.

In general, there are two types of extensions, or we much better call them TLDs:

General TLDs

  1. Like .com,
  2. .net
  3. .org

Country Specific TLDs

  1. Like (.uk) for the United Kingdom,
  2. .us for the United States of America,
  3. and .au for Australia, and so on.
On top of these, it's sometimes possible to: 

Know the Type of the Website From its TLD 

  1. Such as .org, used by organizations
  2. and .edu (education) by universities.

The Benefit of a Domain Name

is to simplify to visitors remembering the name, and visiting the website whenever they want to by simply typing: www. the website's name . com or .net or .org instead of the IP Address, its real identifier which has the form of numbers, separated by dots (Example:, such as, instead of

And finally

Be Careful

A domain name isn't a website, but a part of it.

As explained throughout this video, a domain name is just a name.

To make a website, on top of registering a domain name, you should also get a host. I will explain more about this in the coming videos.

In the next video, you are going to learn how to register a domain name and get one for cheap as low as $0.99 for a whole year.

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