Domain names

What are domains?

Domain names are the unique, human-readable internet adresses of websites. They are made up of three parts which are: domain suffix, also known as top-level domain or extension, the domain name itself in number and letters and optional subdomain.

The domain has established itself in the dealing language under the name web address or internet address. What exactly is the domain? Each website has a so-called IP address, which consists of many numbers and a few points. This IP address is sufficient to reach the corresponding website. But what is the domain good for? Most people who are not blessed with a photographic memory find it much easier to remember words than long-chained numbers, such as an IP address. However, since website owners are generally keen to attract as many Internet users as possible to their site and always welcome them there as guests, it is natural for websites with a long number, ie the respective IP address, But also with a name as easy as possible, a domain.

The world-wide unique name of a website is always built according to a certain principle and consists again of several domains. The so-called third-level domain is designed to control very specific applications and is also referred to as a subdomain. For the third-level domain "www", for example, a classic web server is controlled. Via "mobile" you can directly access the version, which is provided for the mobile application. The second-level domain is the name of the page. The top-level domain includes either the country code, such as .us for USA or a functional description such as .com, which is meant for "commercial".

What are TLDs?

Top-level domain (TLD) is the formal term for the suffix that appears at the end of a domain name. Some example of the most widen top-level domains are .com, .net, .org, .info and many more. While we're probably all familiar with the previous TLDs, there are actually over 1,000 possible TLDs from which webmasters can choose from. This includes things like .club, .design, .city, and .fun (to name a few), as well as TLDs associated with specific countries or territories like .es (Spain) or .jp (japan). These country- (and sometimes region-)specific TLDs are known as country code top-level domains, or ccTLDs.

Use the city domains to match your website to your city or region. In this way, your visitors know immediately which circle your offer refers to. For example, The website of a hairdressing salon under a domain like "barbershop.istanbul", it is immediately apparent that the Barbershop in Istanbul is to be found. Other top-level domains of this type are .capetown, .vegas, .quebec or .paris. If your city is not there, you can simply choose a regional domain to show directly from which area you are coming or what is on your website.