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domain name

noun

Simple Definition of domain name

  • computers : the characters (such as Merriam-Webster.com or Whitehouse.gov) that form the main part of an Internet address

Full Definition of domain name

  1. :  a sequence of usually alphanumeric characters (as Merriam-Webster.com) that specifies a group of online resources (as of a particular company or person) and that forms part of the corresponding Internet addresses

1982

First Known Use of domain name

1982


DOMAIN NAME Defined for Kids

domain name

noun

Definition of domain name

plural domain names

  1. :  the characters (as Merriam-Webster.com) that form the main part of an Internet address




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