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All About Domains (Infographic)

What is a domain? And how is it different from a website?

A domain corresponds to a physical location on the Internet. It’s analogous to a street address. And in that analogy, your website is like the building at that street address. For example, an address may be 135 Main St. But what’s there could be an office building, parking garage, a mansion, or small house. In this analogy, 135 Main St. is comparable to a domain, and the building that resides there is comparable to a website.

You might think of your domain as the brand name of your website. You may change your website (and probably should every few years) but your domain typically remains the same.

For a new business, selecting a domain name is very important. In the past we’ve suggested some rules for selecting a domain. A few years later, the Search Engine Institute came out with their own rules, which didn’t differ greatly from our own.

There’s actually a lot more to know about domains

The folks at Hosting Tribunal have published a very informative info graphic on the subject. Here it is.

Everything you ever wanted to know a bout domain names (almost).

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