domain name

noun

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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In addition to that URL being scooped up, HuffPost reports that the domain name honbrettkavanaugh.com was also taken by comedian Dave Weasel and redirects to the RAINN website. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "Someone Bought BrettKavanaugh.com to Help Sexual Assault Survivors," 10 Oct. 2018 Its social media channels have been dormant for months, and the company’s domain name has been taken over by a scam effort purporting to be Time Warner Cable, a cable television service that no longer exists. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Mark Cuban’s hoverboard company has gone up in smoke," 26 Sep. 2018 Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro is probing Gab's relationship with its new domain name provider, Epik. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Gab cries foul as Pennsylvania attorney general subpoenas DNS provider," 8 Nov. 2018 That included payments for a server in Malaysia that hosted dcleaks.com, and money sent to a Romanian company that registered the domain name. BostonGlobe.com, "How Russian spies hid behind bitcoin in hacking campaign," 14 July 2018 In 2015, the French government sued in French court to recover the domain name. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "France Seized the Domain France.com from Its Long-Time Owner. Now He's Suing," 30 Apr. 2018 An appeals court ruled in 2017 that the domain name France.com violated French trademark law. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "France Seized the Domain France.com from Its Long-Time Owner. Now He's Suing," 30 Apr. 2018 That included payments for a server in Malaysia that hosted dcleaks.com, and money sent to a Romanian company that registered the domain name. BostonGlobe.com, "How Russian spies hid behind bitcoin in hacking campaign," 14 July 2018 That included payments for a server in Malaysia that hosted dcleaks.com, and money sent to a Romanian company that registered the domain name. New York Times, "How Russian Spies Hid Behind Bitcoin in Hacking Campaign," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of domain name

1982, in the meaning defined above

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domain name

noun

English Language Learners Definition of domain name

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

domain name

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plural domain names

Kids Definition of domain name

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

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