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What's a domain name?
This is the "address" of your website - the name that visitors type in to the location window of their browser to get to your homepage.

All computers that are connected to the Internet have a numeric IP address such as Since mnemonic addresses like mycoolwebsite.com are much easier to remember, we use the Domain Name System (DNS) to translate from the numeric IP address to a mnemonic domain name.

For more information about domain names and DNS, check out these sites:

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Last updated: May 16, 2005.