A domain name is simply a memorable name you can use to easily find websites. If we didn’t have domain names you would have to remember a series of numbers called an IP address each time you wanted to visit your favourite blog, online shop or news site.

You type a domain name into your web browser’s address bar to open a website. And each time you search Google you will click on a domain name to open the web page. Domain names are also the part after the @ sign in an email address.

Each domain name is unique. It can only be registered to one person or business at a time. Just like a phone number.

Domain names that include common or business words can also be very valuable. For example, the domain name toys.com was sold in 2009 for over £3 million.

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