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WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME & HOW IT WORKS?

What is a Domain Name?

The domain name is the name or address for your website, a good example of a domain name might be google.com or webhostnepal.com.  You’ll need to register your own domain name, in order to have an address people can use to access your website.

In the most simple way possible, a domain name can be described as a web address on the internet. Every website on the internet has an IP address which is a unique number identifier, but with so many of these IP numbers in existence and seemingly random, it’s much easier to remember a domain name.


A domain name turns an IP address (such as 198.168.100.1) into example.com, making it easier for you and your clients to reach your website. It also allows you to have your own personalized yourname@example.com email address.

Domain Pricing as of Aug-2021

S.NDomain ExtensionsPeriodPrices
1.COM1 YearNPR 1200/-
2.NET1 YearNPR 1500/-
3.ORG1 YearNPR 1500/-
4.INFO1 YearNPR 1500/-

How do they relate?

The domain name “points to” or “links to” the hosting service, where your website is stored. So when someone visits your-domain-name.com, the website on your web hosting service pops up.

Purpose

Domain names serve to identify Internet resources, such as computers, networks, and services, with a text-based label that is easier to memorize than the numerical addresses used in the Internet protocols. A domain name may represent entire collections of such resources or individual instances. Individual Internet host computers use domain names as host identifiers, also called hostnames. The term hostname is also used for the leaf labels in the domain name system, usually without further subordinate domain name space. Hostnames appear as a component in Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for Internet resources such as websites (e.g., www.webhostnepal.com).

Domain names are also used as simple identification labels to indicate ownership or control of a resource. Such examples are the realm identifiers used in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the Domain Keys used to verify DNS domains in e-mail systems, and in many other Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs).

An important function of domain names is to provide easily recognizable and memorizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources. This abstraction allows any resource to be moved to a different physical location in the address topology of the network, globally or locally in an intranet. Such a move usually requires changing the IP address of a resource and the corresponding translation of this IP address to and from its domain name.

Domain names are used to establish a unique identity. Organizations can choose a domain name that corresponds to their name, helping Internet users to reach them easily.

History

The practice of using a simple memorable abstraction of a host’s numerical address (IP’s) on a computer network dates back to the ARPANET era, before the advent of today’s commercial Internet. In the early network, each computer on the network retrieved the hosts file (host.txt) from a computer at SRI (now SRI International), which mapped computer hostnames to numerical addresses. The rapid growth of the network made it impossible to maintain a centrally organized hostname registry and in 1983 the Domain Name System was introduced on the ARPANET and published by the Internet Engineering Task Force as RFC 882 and RFC 883.

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