What is a Domain Name? See our ABC Guide to Domain Names for Beginners (Website Builder Expert)

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Courtesy of Jeremy Wong from Website Builder Expert


What is a domain name? This seems to be such a basic thing, but it’s not always THAT easy especially if you’re a beginner.  When we decided to build our first website a few years ago, we had no idea what a domain name was, and what issues we needed consider so we can set things up properly.

We were concerned about privacy, how to connect / disconnect a domain name from a website, if a .com or .net is better, costs, etc.

Are these some concerns you share as well?

Sure, it all sounds very basic to people who have experiences with building websites. But for a beginner, it all can feel a bit uneasy. There are plenty of resources out there telling you in technical terms, what a domain name is. But that’s the problem, it’s a bit more technical and may not always be in plain English that normal people can easily understand. You’re probably not too interested in the technical ins and outs of how a domain name actually works. You’re probably more interested in how to practically manage the domain name, and what potential issues you should be aware of.

This short guide is written to go over the basics of what you need to know about domain names – in plain English.

Let’s get going!

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