domain name

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of domain name

: a sequence of usually alphanumeric characters (such 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

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First Known Use of domain name

1982


DOMAIN NAME Defined for English Language Learners

domain name

noun

Definition of domain name for English Language Learners

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


DOMAIN NAME Defined for Kids

domain name

noun

Definition of domain name for Students

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

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