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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The lawsuit is asking AdventHealth to transfer the domain name to Oviedo Medical Center. Naseem S. Miller,, "First came Oviedo ER. Then, AdventHealth Oviedo ER. Now, a lawsuit," 6 Sep. 2019 The indictment details how alleged ringleader Kristopher Dallmann maintained a Wells Fargo back account in the Jetflicks name, using it to pay for a domain name service provider and server rentals. Wired, "What the Takedown of Two Streaming Services Means for Piracy," 29 Aug. 2019 This can include using logos and domain names that are confusedly similar to the ones used by the federal government . Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Struggling to pay student loans? You could be targeted by scammers," 10 July 2019 Crucially, the contract does not specify whether Grubhub microsites would use proprietary restaurant photos, logos, or domain names that sound similar to the business’s actual site. Natt Garun, The Verge, "Grubhub says its contract allowed it to create fake restaurant websites," 2 July 2019 For example, if a company acquires a new top-level domain and urges people to invest in sub-domains, the domain names could be securities. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "New SEC lawsuit could decide the fate of dozens of blockchain projects," 6 June 2019 These were the facts: Grubhub, the food delivery firm, was buying up web domains named after mom-and-pop restaurants and using them to drive its own business. James B. Cutchin,, "Facing fury over ‘fake websites,’ Grubhub says restaurants have it wrong," 2 July 2019 That’s because the bridal retailer’s domain name and trademarks were purchased in late May for $50,000 by Gangnam Inc., according to South Florida District Bankruptcy Court documents. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "‘Alfred Angelo’ bridal dresses are back online ... now from a Chinese company," 17 June 2019 The email’s domain name was misspelled and included other obvious typos and the wrong physical address for the IT department — common signs of a spear-phishing attempt., "Premera Blue Cross agrees to pay $10.4 million to Oregon, 29 states after massive data breach," 11 July 2019

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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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