A domain name
is a way to identify and locate computers and resources connected to the
Internet. No two organizations can have the same domain name.
company or organization that wants to be on the internet will register a
domain name for use as their on-line identity or name that all internet
users will use to access on-line services such as the organization's
website or email system.
Much like a
company's name, logo, or 800 number, a domain name has marketing value
when customers can easily remember and associate it with the organization.
Since over 11 million domain names have already been registered
world-wide, it can be difficult to find a good domain name. The tool
below can help you find domain names.
name corresponds to numeric IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. An IP
address takes the form of 4 numbers, each one between 0 and 255, separated
by periods. The Internet uses the numeric IP address to send data. For
instance, you may be connecting to a World Wide Web server with the domain
name "www.chna.com", but as far as the network is concerned, you are
connecting to the Web server with the IP address associated with that