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 The domain names do set them apart, because most American universities use .edu for their websites. Chris Quintana, The Courier-Journal, 9 May 2024 The fine, later suspended, was about $12 million, and the operators were required to surrender the domain names for the imposter sites. Chris Quintana, The Courier-Journal, 9 May 2024 The suit alleges that Ozer created a fake invoice, with a similar sounding domain name and fake contact information to conceal his theft. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 2 May 2024 An internet domain name,, had just sold for $7.5 million—a shocking sum that would be something like $14 million in today’s dollars. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 8 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for domain name 

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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 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

domain name

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