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What Is A Domain Name?


Domain names are memorable names mapped to hard-to-remember strings of alphanumerics or numbers known as IP Addresses [→]. IP Addresses are used to locate servers that host resources such as websites we would like to visit.

For example, it's easier to remember the domain name archive.org [↗] compared to its IP address ( [↗].

Typing either into your browser's address bar will open up the same page. When you type the domain name (archive.org) a Domain Name System [↗] resolves to its respective IP address which is then used to locate the server housing the resource you would like to access.

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