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domain name

[dō′mān ‚nām]
(computer science)
An alphanumeric string which identifies a particular computer or a network on the Internet.

domain name

domain name

The term may refer to any type of domain within the computer field, since there are several types of domains (see domain). However, today, it often refers to the address of an Internet site. See Internet domain name and Internet address.

Is a Name Already Taken?


To find out if a domain name is taken, two popular domain name registrars are Network Solutions (www.netsol.com) and Go Daddy (www.godaddy.com).


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The cost to register a domain name ranges from $15 to $60 depending on the level of service you chose.
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Very soon, the number of registrations will reach to some 100,000 new domain names per day.
The fee goes to Network Solutions, a private company that holds the government contract to manage the list of over 2 million domain names.
The 15-year-old wants to finance her college education with the proceeds of the sale of an especially presidential Internet domain name.
Situations that involve ownership of domain names are not unusual in the business world, and there is already a body of case law developing around so-called Internet domain name hijackers and pirates.
Since then, the National Arbitration Forum has handled more than 7,600 Internet domain name disputes.
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Registrars like Dotster realize that the market landscape for domain names has changed; no longer can most businesses and consumers find the virtual real estate they need among the dwindling supply of unregistered domains," said Jude Augusta, Director of Partner Development for Sedo.
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