Domain name

identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet

A domain name is a human-readable web address (e.g. "") that points to an IP address and helps users to access websites or other resources in a convenient way.

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See main article: URL

Domain names have extensions (called "top-level domains") at the end of the URL. For example ".com", ".net" and ".org" are the most commonly used domain name extensions.[1] The most popular domain extension is .com with more than 100 million domains registered.[2] The .com extension stands for "commercial", .org for organization and .net for network.

There are also country-specific domain name extensions. For example, the United Kingdom has the ".uk" domain extension and Japan has ".jp".

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  1. "ICANN".
  2. "Report: More Than 250M Domain Names Have Now Been Registered, Almost Half Are .Com And .Net".[permanent dead link]