For those of you who are still confused with the meaning of the domain, don’t worry, this article will provide basic knowledge of what domains are brief, solid and clear. The easiest way to understand what a domain is is to analogize it with your home and home address.
Let’s assumed that you want to have a website that people can visit. There are several things that need to be prepared until finally you have a website that is ready to be visited. One of the most important things is the domain name.
If the website or website is “home”, then the domain or domain name / domain address is “home address”. Every time someone wants to visit our home, we will tell the full address, right? The same thing applies to websites, where certain names will refer to a certain “home”.
But a little different from home addresses, domain names are very important. There are several things that distinguish domain addresses and home addresses.
Domain addresses can be adjusted to our wishes.
The home address must follow the rules. For example if our house is on a mango road, of course we must use the mango street name with a number that refers to our house. It is impossible for us to change the home address according to our wishes right? However, we can choose the domain name according to what we want. Although it is not necessarily available because it is already owned by someone else, there are no specific rules that prohibit us from adjusting the domain name as we wish. But of course there are several considerations for choosing the right domain name.
Domain must be purchased.
Unlike the house whose address does not need to be purchased but has been given because we buy a house in a certain location, we must register the domain address and buy it. How to buy it is to register with a domain registration provider. How to buy a domain we will discuss in another section.
By analogy, let us exemplify, for example, the Google site has a domain name https://www.google.com. The format of this domain address (with http: // and .com - which we will discuss in a separate article) is often termed the URL, which stands for Uniform Resource Locator. If we want to visit the Google website, of course we will write this URL address to the browser. That is the domain name or domain address. What happens if we mistakenly type a Google domain address into https://www.koogle.com? Yes, we can be sure we “mistakenly address” and will not visit the Google website, but other websites.
Using the “home” analogy to understand basic terms in the digital world / website is the easiest way. As an initial guide to other articles, let’s look at this analogy:
- Website = “Home”
- Domain = “Home Address”
- Hosting = “Land”