If you’re just starting out, as a beginner, you may have heard that you need a domain to have a website.

Many people do confuse domains with websites or hosting plans etc. It’s quite normal that all these different terms may sound too technical.

Actually your domain name is your online identity, the one that represents your brand. The choice of a good domain name can highly contribute to the success of a new web project.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the Internet address of your website. The one entered in the URL field of your browser. For example WeeblyTutorials.com. It is composed of a first part [WeeblyTutorials] which is the name of the site and another [.com] which is the extension.

How Domain Names Actually Work?

To understand things up quickly on how domains work, we will take a look at what happens when you enter it in your browser.

How domains work

When you enter a domain name in your web browser, it sends a request to the server where your website is hosted via the namesevers. The sever then sends the data back to the browser via the domain name.

Now that we understand the different parts of a domain name, let’s get to the business of how to pick out the best name. We have prepared a complete guide on that to help you choose and register the best domain name for your Weebly website.

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