Probably the easiest way to understand a domain name is to look at our modern street addresses. Any location on earth can be expressed with Global Positioning System (or GPS) coordinates. Let me explain.
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The GPS coordinates above are for 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park, CO 80863 USA. I'm sure this gives you a much better idea of the location for one of my favorite websites.
The internet is very similar in this respect. Every single device connected to the internet has a unique "GPS coordinate" called an Internet Protocol Address (or "IP address"). Additionally, each website has a unique IP address as well.
An IP address is a unique string of numbers and periods that identifies. One of my favorite websites can be found at the IP address 184.108.40.206. Just as the GPS coordinates left you guessing, so do IP addresses.
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The aforementioned IP address above is for charisbiblecollege.org. This is much more memorable because it is based on the name of the college it represents!
Hopefully, this clarifies domain names for you. If there is something else you'd like to know about domain names I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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