A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and for application-specific naming and addressing purposes. In general, a domain name identifies a network domain , or it represents an Internet Protocol IP resource, such as a personal computer used to access the Internet, a server computer hosting a website , or the web site itself or any other service communicated via the Internet. In , Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name. Domain names are organized in subordinate levels subdomains of the DNS root domain, which is nameless. The first-level set of domain names are the top-level domains TLDs , including the generic top-level domains gTLDs , such as the prominent domains com , info , net , edu , and org , and the country code top-level domains ccTLDs. Below these top-level domains in the DNS hierarchy are the second-level and third-level domain names that are typically open for reservation by end-users who wish to connect local area networks to the Internet, create other publicly accessible Internet resources or run web sites. The registration of these domain names is usually administered by domain name registrars who sell their services to the public. A fully qualified domain name FQDN is a domain name that is completely specified with all labels in the hierarchy of the DNS, having no parts omitted.
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