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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 65.22.34.97. 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.