- 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.
(plural domain names)
- (computing) a unique, case-insensitive, name, consisting of a string made up of alphanumeric characters and dashes separated by periods, that the Domain Name System maps to IP numbers and other information.
- RFC 822, P. Mockapetris, November 1983: This RFC introduces domain style names, their use for ARPA Internet mail and host address support, and the protocols and servers used to implement domain name facilities.
- an identifier of a computer or site on the Internet
- a domain -- that part of a domain name which (nominally) identifies an organization; a domain name delegated to an independent administrative authority who is then responsible for the management of that portion of the Domain Name System's namespace that consist of the delegated domain and all subdomains that are not delegated in turn.
domain name - Computer Definition
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.