What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a unique alphabetical "address" of a computer on the Internet. The address of any web page includes the domain name as the first part of the address. For example:


Some organizations will have many domain names, but part of the name will be present in all names for that organization. Some examples of domain names at Waubonsee include:

Notice that all Waubonsee web site domain names have waubonsee.edu at the end.

You can use the following to help understand more about the "owners" of domain names: