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What is Domain Name?

By Julia Roger Subscribe to RSS | April 11th 2012 | Views:
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A domain name is an identification string that gives control and authority in the internet arena. System or DNS rules and procedures are to be followed to create a proper field name. There are various uses of it, are network related use, addressing related use and it is used for application specific naming purpose as well. Internet protocol resources are generally represented by this. A nameless DNS root domain helps in organizing the domain identity in subordinate level, which is called sub domains.

The purpose of creating a domain is to help the computers and others such as networks and services to remember the names of various participants of the internet in humanly manner. The first domain came into existence during the ARPANET era. ARPANET is Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, which was the first operational packet switching network in the world.

When you are looking for a space in the virtual world, it is mandatory to register the same and obtain the approval. The first domain name registration was done on 15 March 1985. A computer systems organization situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts named Symbolics Inc. was the first to register a name, which was Symbolics.com. There were about 15000 registrations by 1992. The administration of domain registration is handled by the domain name registrars.

There are various technical requirements and processes involved in registration of the domains. The first step in the process is that administrative contact is provided to manage the domain name. In the next step, technical contact is provided that manage the name servers. Billing contact is the body that is responsible to receive the billing and monthly invoices of the applicable fees. Finally, the name servers are provided to the applicant. There are generally two or more name servers provided during domain name registration.

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