What comes to mind when you hear of the term domain name? Can you name different types or give examples of domain names? If you cannot, worry not. We are going to give you different examples of domain names, explain what domain names are, and also help you know how you can get yourself one.
What is a domain name?
If you do not know what a domain name is, you might be shocked to know that you have already used one unknowingly. This is because domain names are a crucial components of the internet and people depend on them to be able t access resources that are hosted online. A domain name is an address that allows one to access a certain resource that is on the internet. For example, to access this page, you had to either access the domain name www.google.com and search for ‘Domain Name Example,’ or you had to visit the domain name www.truehost.co.ke. Both of these are domain names.
Examples of Domain Names
Domains names are everywhere. Examples of domain names include:
All the above are popular domain names that are used all over the world. The domain names act as an address which a web browsers process and interprets with the help of a domain name server, and gets you the information that you need from the specific website.
Types of domain names
There are different types of domain names that are in use today. Examples of such include:
Generic Top Level domains
These include domain names with extension such as .com, .net, .info and .org. They are the most popular domain names in use today, and most users and institutions have one of these domains.
Country Code Top Level Domain
These are the domain name extensions that have a country identity. Examples of these are:
- .ke for Kenya
- .us for United States
- .ug for Uganda
- .za for South Africa
- .de for Germany
- .in for India
- .uk for United Kingdom
- .cn for China