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All About Domain Names

domain nameA domain name is an unique string consisting of alphanumeric characters and dashes separated by periods. The Domain Name System (DNS) maps such unique strings to IP numbers and other information, allowing users to identify computers and websites on the internet easily.

This Bright Hub guide provides comprehensive information on all that you need to know regarding domain names and related information. Read an overview of the various domain name extensions, find out more about DNS servers, or learn the costs involved in setting up a website.

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