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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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 Dubbed aLTEr, the researchers’ attack causes mobile devices to use a malicious domain name system server that, in turn, redirects the user to a malicious server masquerading as Hotmail. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "LTE wireless connections used by billions aren’t as secure as we thought," 29 June 2018 Weeks later, though, Lightfoot purchased the website domain name that eventually would become her campaign site, along with several others. John Byrne, chicagotribune.com, "Lightfoot bought campaign website names weeks after she told Emanuel she wasn't running," 11 May 2018 Jean-Noel Frydman says the French government illegally seized the domain name France.com from him. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "France Seized the Domain France.com from Its Long-Time Owner. Now He's Suing," 30 Apr. 2018 There are also more benign domain names, like toysrussucks.com, burgers-r-us.com, and cigars-r-us.com. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Toys ‘R’ Us is selling off its intellectual assets, including kinky domain names," 15 May 2018 Cybersquatting is a sometimes lucrative and remarkably simple scheme for anyone with cursory knowledge of how to register a domain name, which involves a few clicks with a registrar and a credit card. Evan Sernoffsky, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Cybersquatter’ beats Breed to obvious name for her campaign website," 15 Feb. 2018

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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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