Domain Name Registration

.: What is a Domain Name?
In simple terms, a domain name is a human-language equivalent of an address on the Internet. The name actually translates to a number, or more correctly a series of numbers, roughly comparable to a telephone number. Like a telephone number, an Internet address is unique, that is to say, no two are the same. And like a telephone number, it serves to connect "callers" to one specific place on the Net.

There are advantages to using names instead of just the numbers alone. The most obvious is that people can more easily recognize and remember a meaningful word than a long string of numerals.

Another, major advantage is that a domain can be moved to a new machine, where it will have a new number, but the name will remain the same. The DNS (Domain Name System) records are simply altered to reflect the change, and access to the domain continues unchanged.

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