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Chapter 39. Web Site and Domain Name Hosting > Obtaining Your Own Domain

Obtaining Your Own Domain

A professional Web site needs its own unique URL. The key component of the URL—the part after the www.—is called the domain. It consists of a unique domain name (before the dot) and a top-level domain (after the dot), such as .com or .net, like this: domainname.domain. You put a www. in front of this to denote your Web site; you put a unique address and an @ sign in front of it to create an e-mail address.

Reserving a domain name is just part of the process, however. After you have a name, that name needs to be listed with the Internet’s domain name system (DNS), so that users entering your URL are connected to the appropriate IP address where your site is actually hosted. Most Web site hosting services will provide DNS services if you provide a unique domain name; some will even handle the registration process for you.


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