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Domain name


A domain name is the address of a website which serves as a human-friendly locator of a website or resource on the internet. When a user types a domain name in the address bar of a web browser, the browser performs a query to a DNS server in order to find out where the domain's website is located on the internet. The DNS lookup retrieves the IP address associated with the domain name, and then the browser navigates to the website's server and requests the resource from the server.

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