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

Examples of domain name in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their system parses natural language and data like, how many people are in the meeting or if the participants all share a domain name (to signal an internal gathering)l, to figure out what’s what. Emily Peck, Fortune, 24 Nov. 2021 As the Financial Times reports, the Tolkien estate has recovered the domain name, as well as social media accounts associated with the coin. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 23 Nov. 2021 Services and products include CDN, Web Applications Firewalls (WAF), DDoS mitigation, Internet transit, cloud onramps, domain name server (DNS) services, wide-area networking (WAN), and serverless applications. R. Scott Raynovich, Forbes, 28 May 2021 The outage Monday appeared to be related to Facebook’s DNS, or domain name system, records., 4 Oct. 2021 Facebook’s problems Monday to a configuration change in the company’s domain name system (DNS) entries, which effectively made Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger invisible to internet users worldwide. Todd Spangler, Variety, 4 Oct. 2021 App researcher Jane Manchun Wong tweeted that her research shows Facebook’s internal systems and workplace service was also having DNS, or domain name system, issues. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 Identity: Name, logo, headline, taglines, and website domain name. Quora, Forbes, 2 June 2021 So Raman booked a domain name,, launching his newfound passion project. oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of domain name

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 4 Dec. 2021.

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domain name


English Language Learners Definition of domain name

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

domain name

plural domain names

Kids Definition of domain name

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


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