What is a domain name?

A domain name in its simplest form is an address to an Internet website. Just as your house or apartment has its own unique identifying address for the post office, so does each and every website in existence.

One of the first things we think of when we talk about a website is probably its domain name. A domain name is a unique tag that identifies you to other computers connected to the Internet. Every domain name represents a set of numbers called an IP address.
For example, the AlLynne IP address is So, you could type that number into your web browser’s address bar, or simply type allynne.com. Either entry will take you to our website.

Your domain name acts as your calling card on the web, since you can choose a name that represents your business, your family name, or anything else that can be remembered easily and associated with you.

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