Information about Domain names
What are domain names?
Domain names are the word sequences users enter in the web browser (address bar)
to go to a specific site. Each web site (domain name) has an IP assigned. The translation
from the domain name to the IP address is done by a DNS (Domain Name Server).
Is url the same as domain name?
stands for:Uniform Resource Locator. This is often used with the term http:// wich
stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. So "http" is just a scheme for transporting
information. there are more schemes (ftp).
Regardless of the scheme, it all comes down to the same: URL, domain name is just
a Web address. Any time you come across a URL, you can navigate your way to it using
a Web browser.
Difference URL vs URI?
stands for Universal Resource Identifier and URL stands for Universal Resource Locator.
They are not the same. A URL is a subset of the URI protocols (http:// ftp://
mailto:) Therefor all URL's are URI's. All URIs are designed to access a resource
on the Internet and are a technical abbreviation used to link to the resource.
What is TLD?
stands for Top Level Domains, which refers to the suffix attached t internet domain
names. There are a limited number of predefined suffixes:
.com - Commercial businesses
.gov - US goverment agencies
.edu - Educational institutions
.org - Organization (mostly non profit)
.mil - Military
.net - Network organizations
and then there are also TLD for countries:
.us - usa
.ca - canada
.th - Thailand