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What is a domain name?

You want to start your own website and have a cool name like but don't know where to start? We are here to help!

A domain name is an easy to remember name which you wish your visitors to remember your site by. For example, are all domain names.

Your domain name will translate into a set of IP address which you computer can interpret and locate where you have stored your web site files.

A domain name basically is similar to what a number plate is to a house. A visitor knows roughly where you live, but don't know the exactly house number to ring the door bell. A domain name and IP address is the solution to that problem. The IP address will tell the visitor which area you live in, and the domain name will provide the exact house number to the visitor to ring your door bell.

Simple ? Next you will need need to web hosting in conjunction with your domain name to have your website live on the internet. You can check the What is Web Hosting article to see what web hosting is.