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

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of domain name was in 1982

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“Domain name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

domain name

: a name (as that is the primary Internet address for a website
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