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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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Businesses today can't afford, and in many cases, can't even find people with the skill sets needed to effectively manage their IP name and address infrastructures We're talking about high-level technical people familiar with Domain Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), network topology and design, and either UNIX or Windows NT, or both.
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NetCountant's newly-available integration with QIP from Lucent Technologies enables NetCountant to leverage QIP's accurate and up-to-date inventory of IP names and addresses for all of the assets, devices and departments which form the enterprise-wide Intranet or NSP/ISP network, ensuring the network's readiness for consumption-monitoring and billing.
NetCountant will leverage QIP's accurate and up-to-date inventory of IP names and addresses for all of the assets, devices and departments which form the enterprise-wide intranet, which ensures the network's readiness for consumption-monitoring and billing.