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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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