What Is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the name of a part of a domain which corresponds to certain files on the internet. For example, if I have a web site at www.mywebsite.com, the www.mywebsite.com would be the domain name, corresponding to my web site. No one else would be able to use this domain name for their web site without first getting permission from me because I own the exclusive rights to that name.

Why Do I Need a Domain Name?

If you want to have your own .com or .net or .tv url for your web site, then you must register a domain name. This will give you exclusive rights to that domain name, and no one would be able to use it without your permission. If you are seeking to build a web site for personal or business reasons, having your own domain name will make it much easier to remember and much more professional in appearance.

What Can I Make My Domain Name?

Your domain name can be anything you like, although there are some basic rules. For example, letters, numbers, and some characters such as dashes are allowed, but some characters and symbols such as @,^, spaces, etc. are not allowed in your domain name. Other than that your domain name can be anything you wish, as long as that domain name is not yet registered. Considering the number of web sites in existence this can be a problem in registering a domain name, and part of the reason that choosing a good domain name is important.