What is a domain name?
A domain name is a web address, for example AnetComputers.com, that is linked to an Internet protocal address which represents a physical point on the Internet. When someone types a domain name into a web browser, that requested web page displays. A domain name consists of a top level and a second level domain.
A top level domain is part of a domain name located to right of dot anetcomputers.com. Most common top level domains are .COM, .NET, and .ORG. Some other popular top level domains are .BIZ, .INFO, .ME, .NAME and .WS.
These top level domains have certain guidelines, but are for most part, available to any registrant, anywhere in the world. A part of a domain name located to left of dot “anetcomputers,” in this case is called a second level domain name. A second level domain name is a “readable” part of an address and refers to an organization or entity behind that Internet address.
Second level domain names must be registered with an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers accredited registrar also known as ICANN. Looking for a hassle FREE way to register your domain name? Get your domain registered in minutes by NameCheap.