domain name


Definition of domain name

: a sequence of usually alphanumeric characters (such as that specifies a group of online resources (as of a particular company or person) and that forms part of the corresponding Internet addresses

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When law enforcement notified the French company, which isn’t named in the indictment, another Chinese national working there deleted a domain name linked to the MSS group to minimize the agents’ exposure, prosecutors said. Dustin Volz, WSJ, "U.S. Charges Chinese Agents in Hacking Scheme, More Cases Expected," 31 Oct. 2018 While Cloudflare had already been handling domain registration through the company's Enterprise Registrar service, that service was intended for some of Cloudflare's high-end customers who wanted extra levels of security for their domain names. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Cloudflare gets into registrar business with wholesale domains and free privacy," 28 Sep. 2018 But some others, such as internet domain names, will remain the same. Konstantin Testorides, The Seattle Times, "Macedonia’s name change – what does the country have to do?," 28 Jan. 2019 Wouldn't the very famous Property Brothers at least have their own domain name in their email address? Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "There's A Property Brothers Scam Circulating On The Internet," 25 Jan. 2019 However, the company seems to have taken it upon itself to heed the French legal ruling and give up the domain name without a fight. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "France seizes from man who’s had it since ‘94, so he sues," 29 Apr. 2018 Rudy Giuliani, who briefly advised Donald Trump on cybersecurity before taking a role as his personal attorney, doesn't understand how domain names work. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Giuliani can’t figure out how URLs work, blames Twitter for liberal bias," 5 Dec. 2018 As the authors note, fake-news publishers often change their domain names to evade detection and further confuse people. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found," 15 Sep. 2018 In 2015, Defendants began expressing an interest in owning the domain name and exploiting it for Defendants' own use. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "France seizes from man who’s had it since ‘94, so he sues," 29 Apr. 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of domain name

computers : the characters (such as or that form the main part of an Internet address

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plural domain names

Kids Definition of domain name

: the characters (as that form the main part of an Internet address

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