Domain Name Definition

Learn more about what a domain name is, and why your business should have one.

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domain name definition

After you’ve submitted all of the paperwork to make your business a reality, you should consider a few other things to really help it grow. How will you market it? What’s your plan to attract customers? If you’re foregoing a traditional brick and mortar location and will instead focus on online sales/services, have you started the process of creating a business website?

These are things you’ll have to consider, and if you’re thinking of creating a business website, you’ll need to know what a domain name is. If you’ve heard of this before but don’t know all of the details, then we want to help you out. 

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Domain Name Definition

In simple terms, a domain name is the text that you type into a browser to reach a website. For example, with us, you’d type “” The “.com” is the domain name extension. You might be wondering if a domain name and url are the same thing. They aren’t: a domain name is the website’s “name” whereas a url directs you to a specific page on a website. For example, is a url. 

Domain Name Benefits 

Registering a good domain name is something you should strongly consider, somewhat like the dedication you took to naming your business. It can be a valuable marketing tool since it’ll serve as your business’s online presence

Here are a few other benefits:

Domain Name Considerations 

What should you consider when creating a domain name? Keep the following in mind:

Other Names for a Domain Name

The term “domain name” is a relatively universal title, so it really doesn’t have any other names. However, domain names are sometimes confused with urls, but like we mentioned earlier, they aren’t the same. 

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Domain Name Extensions

Another thing to know about domain names are domain name extensions. This is the portion that appears at the end of the name. Extensions include:

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A domain is just one of the things that can help you score the customers your business deserves to have. On top of business formation services, we also offer others to help you run and grow your business. Reach out to us to learn more about what we can do for you. 

Disclaimer: The content on this page is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.

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