This article will answer the question, What is a Domain Name

What is a Domain Name

What is a Domain Name

domain name is a text that people type into their browser to find your site, it is sometimes referred to as a web address. It is a friendly naming system used to identify a web page. Almost like a phone number is used to identify a person’s phone. Some examples of domain names are:


If you desire to get a Website or a customized email address like, you will have to get a domain name and if your desired domain name has been taken, it cannot be used by any other person.

Types of Domain Names

Though there are different types of domain names, we will focus on just two because this article is directed at small business owners who need understanding of what a domain name is:

Top-level domains

Examples of Top-level domains (TLDs) are:

  • com
  • net
  • org
  • mobi
  • co

The above are the most common domain names used in Nigeria, they are highest level of domain names of the Internet. Please note that every domain name must ends with a top-level domain.

Second-level domains

The second-level domain (SLD) comes after the top-level domain (TLD). They are added just after the top-level domains, an example of a second-level domain is Second-level domain usually allow individual still have a desired domain name even when their desired top-level domain has been purchase.

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