domain name is a distinct name of a website or
other online resources that depicts the main objective
of a company. It is a unique identifying name
and cannot be allotted to any other website. A
domain name is same as the logo and slogan of
a company that cannot be copied and all rights
are reserved by the website owner. It is chosen
after analyzing the complete marketing strategy
and business motive. That’s why it is a major
source of your goodwill if selected according
to the trends of the targeted visitors.
It needs proper registration process through the
internet and after getting a domain name, your
visitors can access to your online platform. You
are given an email with the same initials of this
domain name of your website so that the customers
can contact you and ask you relevant questions.
As an example, say the domain name of your website
is www. website.com, then the email account of
your staff will contain the extension of …..@website.com
As you know, every system has a separate and unique
IP address, on the same lines; the domain name
is compatible with the Internet Protocol Address
of your device. This address is used to transmit
data and it consists of a group of four digits
from 0-255. It is in fact a necessary requirement
of the web server.
The number of domain names across the internet
is increasing day by day and according to an estimate,
it has reached more than eleven million. It is
rather hard to find the availability of your desired
domain name most of the time because it is already
taken by some other website. When you check the
availability of the domain name you choose for
your website, it coincides the name with the IP.
Now the question arises in one’s mind, why is
must be distinct?
The answer is that if two or more websites have
the same domain names, the computer network will
not be able to differentiate between the two and
so communication and transmission of the packets
cannot be established over the network.
There is a proper DNS database, i.e. Domain Name
System that has all the information of the names
and IPs as the identity of the websites. Domain
Names are easy to remember and recognize the nature
of your business as compared to any numeric name.
You can spell it from right to left as you read
any English name. There are 3 levels of a domain
Parent Domain (on the very right side “com)
Mid Domain (in the center) and
Machine Name (on the very left side “www”)
These names are combined with dot in between such
Educational institutions use “.edu” with the domain
name, short name of a country is also added with
some names, e.g. www.englishclub.pk
Also note the difference between the domain name
and the URL (Uniform Resource Link). The former
is rather a part of the latter. A URL can be an
address of a website as a combination of domain
name, computer language and machine name, etc.
For example, www.diplomapk.com/softwares_dilpoma/index.php