domain name

[ doh-meyn-neym ]
/ doʊˈmeɪn ˌneɪm /

noun Computers.

a name owned by a person or organization and consisting of an alphabetical or alphanumeric sequence followed by a suffix indicating the top-level domain: used as an internet address to identify the location of particular web pages: Our domain name is the name of our school followed by .edu.

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Origin of domain name

First recorded in 1990–1995

Words nearby domain name

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British Dictionary definitions for domain name

domain name

noun

computing a unique name, corresponding to one or more numeric IP addresses, used to identify a particular web page or set of web pages on the internet
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Scientific definitions for domain name

domain name

A series of alphanumeric strings that are separated by periods, such as www.hmco.com, that is an address of a computer network connection and that identifies the owner of the address.
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