Terminology and Concepts to Understand Before Shopping for a Domain Name

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Domain Name

Domain Name Provider/Domain Registrar

Domain Name System (DNS)

WHOIS/ICANN Lookup

Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

Mozilla URL’s
URL Anatomy from Mozilla

Scheme/Protocol

Top-Level Domain (TLD) Extensions/Domain Suffix

Most of the Domain Suffixes in the US from pc.net

Sub-Domain

Internet Protocol/IP Address

Website

Cache

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