- The definition of a domain name is the letters and numbers that form a website address on the Internet that can be used to locate a set of HTML pages. The named address includes:
- The type of organization
- The name of the organization
- Country of origin
- An example of a domain name is www.yourdictionary.com.
- An example of a domain name showing a country of orgin is .ca for Canada or .uk for the United Kingdom.
domain name definition by Webster's New World
domain name definition by American Heritage Dictionary
domain name - Computer Definition
In the context of the World Wide Web (WWW), the name under which an organization or individual registers a Web address. The domain name follows a convention known as the Domain Name System (DNS). See also DNS and WWW.
The term may refer to any type of domain within the computer field, since there are several types of domains (see domain). However, today, it often refers to the address of an Internet site. See Internet domain name and Internet address.