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Types of Domain

April 3, 2009

In the address bar of the browser you always type “http://something.something”.This is what is called as a domain name.Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming system for computers, services, or any resource participating in the Internet.

Sub domain

  • Lets say your domain is mysite.com.
  • You install a Message Board and put in in a directory called mysite.com/board/.
  • You can turn the directory board into a sub-domain by adding it as a sub-domain from your Control Panel.
  • Now you can access your Message board as either  mysite.com/board OR board.mysite.com
  • This costs you nothing and is free.

Parked Domain

  • You have two domains mysite.com and my-other-site.com.
  • mysite.com is the domain of your website and you want to add my-other-site.com.
  • You want them both to go to the same place. In other words, when someone types either http://www.mysite.com or http://www.my-other-site.com they will go to the same page(s) on your website.
  • In order to have additional parked domains you need to purchase them from a registry.

Add-On Domains

What Do The Different Extensions Represent?
Common extensions include:

  • .COM — Abbreviation of “Commerce” — currently available to all
  • .NET — Abbreviation of “Network” — currently available to all
  • .ORG — Abbreviation of “Organization” — currently available to all
  • .INFO — Abbreviation of “Information” — currently available to all
  • .BIZ — Abbreviation of “Business” — currently available to all
  • .GOV — Abbreviation of “Government” — reserved for government institutions
  • .EDU — Abbreviation of “Education” — reserved for educational institutions
  • .IN-Abbrevation of “India

Sources :wikipedia,webnet77

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