Domain Terms

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Second Level Domain (SLD)

The Second Level Domain or SLD is an essential part of the hierarchical Domain Name System. It is the second part of the full domain name after the Top Level Domain, on its left side. The Second Level Domain is often the same as the website name, the company or the...

Top-Level Domain (TLD)

The Top Level Domain name (TLD) is the last or right-most fragment of the domain name. The parts of the domain name are separated with dots and form their own hierarchy in the Domain Name System (DNS). There is a Top-Leveл Domain list where you can see all available...

IANA

What is IANA? Although the Internet is not really a centralized system, there are some key infrastructure elements that need to be coordinated. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is an organization that was founded in 1988 by the government of the U.S.A....

ICANN

What is ICANN? ICANN is an abbreviation from Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. It is the non-profit organization that’s responsible for the assignment and coordination of unique Internet addresses and names for all devices connected to the Internet,...

Domain Parking

Domain parking refers to the process of buying a domain name, but still not using it – the period before the website is uploaded or after the domain expired and the website’s been deleted and there’s no content on that address, only one blank or a placeholder page....

Domain WHOIS

WHOIS is an international database that contains information about every registered domain name. The WHOIS data is required by the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that coordinates all IP addresses and Top Level Domains globally. The domain...

Registrar Lock

One of the most important issues you should deal with when you launch your website is security and reliability. It’s recommended that you have different passwords for all your accounts and use anti-spam and anti-virus software for your domains and email. You could...

EPP Key

EPP Key stands for Extensible Provisioning Protocol which is a code consisting of numbers. It’s required in order to transfer a domain from one registrar to another. The EPP Code is also known as the Authorization Code or Transfer Secret Key. The EPP key is created by...

Domain Transfer

The domain name transfer is the process of moving your domain name from one domain registrar to another. It is usually a free and easy process and your domain doesn’t have to change in any way, you simply switch the registrars. However, some registrars might have fees...

Domain Registration

The domain registration is almost automatic with most domain registrars and doesn’t require any technical knowledge. All you have to do is choose a domain name that has not been already taken by somebody else. It is more convenient if you register the domain with your...

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