Website Domain

A domain is like a street address, it tells the world where to find your website. Websites cannot exist without a Domain, also called a URL or website address.

Domains are rented from a domain registrar, and ICANN, the “Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers”, looks after the domain name system and IP Addresses. The ownership of a domain is the ownership of the rental. Domains are rented as a method of trying to ensure domains are used and not bought once and never available again. Like preventing derelict houses in a street.

Different domain endings mean different things. For example: