What is a domain?

A domain name is your own web address for your website. You can compare it with a street address that is needed to be found online. It exists out of a name (like Hoasted) and an extension or TLD (like .com), which combine into the full domain name (hoasted.com). As soon as you register a domain name with us you are the one and only owner of your unique website address.

Just like the way you have a name to identify yourself, the websites have domain names. They are nothing but network addresses that help you to easily identify the internet resource such as a web site. It is an easy way to reach your website without recalling an Internet Protocol (IP) address. Technically, a domain name is a part of Universal Resource Locator that allows domain name server to locate webpage. Each domain has a suffix to indicate top level domain like www.hoasted.com and this represents our web page.

You’ll find that domain names are easy to use and understand.

People remember and find your website instead of remembering a complex Internet Protocol (IP) address such as 198.168.0.4. The domain name enhances the professional image of your site. It consists of levels such as top level domain (TLD) and second level domain. TLD shows the right most labels, “.com” and the second level shows the actual name, “hoasted”.

At Hoasted, we offer over 600 TLD's such as

  • com - commercial business
  • net - Network organizations
  • gov - Government agencies
  • edu - Educational institutions
  • org - Organizations (nonprofit)
  • mil - Military

Most domain extensions you can buy and use as both an individual and a business. However, some extentions like .edu and .mil are used only by governmental or educational institutions.

Most countries in the world have their own country specific TLDs. Examples of country specific TLD's are

  • fr - France
  • nl - The Netherlands
  • de - Germany
  • au - Australia
  • ca - Canada

As internet is mainly based on Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and not on domain names, every web server requires a Domain Name System (DNS) server in order to translate domain names into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Domain name system allows your website to be more reliable and easy to understand. Both Domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address link a common database through internet.

Some businesses use multiple domain names and this enhances their business. By registering multiple domains, you can promote and drive traffic to your website. All your multiple domain names can be mapped to a single internet address.

Using your own domain name will increase your website’s ranking under search results on top search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. So domain name is the key to explore the ever growing internet resources.

Domain Names Extensions

Why Domain Name?

You’ll find that domain names are easy to use and understand.

People remember and find your website instead of remembering a complex Internet Protocol (IP) address such as 198.168.0.4.

What a Domain Name Consists of?

The domain name enhances the professional image of your site. It consists of levels such as top level domain (TLD) and second level domain. TLD shows the right most labels, “.com” and the second level shows the actual name, “hoasted”.

We have very limited number of TLDs such as

  • gov - Government agencies
  • edu - Educational institutions
  • org - Organizations (nonprofit)
  • mil - Military
  • com - commercial business
  • net - Network organizations

There are also some country specific TLDs such as

  • ca - Canada
  • th – Thailand
  • in –India
  • au - Australia

Domain Name Server

As internet is mainly based on Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and not on domain names, every web server requires a Domain Name System (DNS) server in order to translate domain names into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Benefits of Domain Name

Domain name system allows your website to be more reliable and easy to understand. Both Domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address link a common database through internet.

Some businesses use multiple domain names and this enhances their business. By registering multiple domains, you can promote and drive traffic to your website. All your multiple domain names can be mapped to a single internet address.

Using your own domain name will increase your website’s ranking under search results on top search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. So domain name is the key to explore the ever growing internet resources.

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