What is a domain name

What is a domain name

Domain names – like e.g. domainnamecheck.net, ibm.com or atrada.de – are a main constitutive element of the Internet. From a technical point of view, their function is to provide a group of computers in the Internet with an unequivocal name. The domain names are organized in a hierarchic structure (e.g. ibm.com) and are composed of a second level domain (e.g. ibm) and a top level domain (e.g. .com). The majority of companies apply either their company name or the denomination of one of their products as a second level domain (examples are IBM, Audi or Coca-Cola). Top level domains cannot be chosen at random. They are given either according to the type of organization (.com for companies, .mil for military institutions etc.) or they are geographically oriented (e.g. .tr for Turkey, .uk for United Kingdom, .de for Germany, .fr for France, in conformity with the ISO-3166 standard).


30/11/2020 10:21
What is a domain name