What is: Domain
A Domain is like a registered property on the internet. It’s more like having an authoritative control for your website on the internet. The hostname gives a unique identity to your website. Domain names work as a giant phone book where your IP address is associated with your hostname. In like manner, people can simply type the unique name of your site to gain its access. Briefly, a hostname is the address of your website that people search bar.
Web hosting name appears as a component in the URL (Universal Resource Locators) of a website. (example : templatetoaster.com). All URLs use the hostname with a suffix (like .com, .us, .org, etc.) and that suffix is the extension.
Therefore, when you enter the hostname in the search bar, it sends a request to the network servers that build a Domain Name System (DNS). Consequently, these servers look for the name servers that are related to the hostname and pass the request to these servers. Therefore, to create a website you require a hostname as well as web hosting. However, you need to know that both web hosting and hostname are two separate services.
An important function of the hostname is to provide easily recognizable and memorable names to numerically addressed (IP address) websites. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the top-level development and architecture of the Internet domain namespace. Domain privacy is an additional service that you can get from the registrars. As a result, You do not need to buy domain privacy, however, if the main concern is about security and privacy, you can surely invest in it.
Domain Name Suggestions
With so many domains that are already registered, it gets quite difficult to pick a new one. Therefore, we have a few suggestions for you.
- Choose.com domain
- Try to pick a short and easy to remember domain name
- Avoid using hyphens or numbers