When we talk about a domain name, we are basically referring to an address of a web site that is intended for easy and quick identification. These user-friendly addresses for web sites help connect both computers and people on the internet.
In fact, the domain name is a string of letters or numbers that is used to describe an IP address. This is the primary function of the domain name. Since the domain name and IP address are somewhat connected, I will be using the term “domain name IP address” in this article.
What is a domain name IP address? Or, an IP address in general?
The acronym IP stands for Internet Protocol. The domain name IP address is the numeric address of any domain on the internet, similar to your telephone number. You might also think of the domain name IP addresses like the reference numbers that are used to categorize the books in a library. These codes applied to the the title of a book make it easy for you to find that book in the library. The domain name IP addresses also function somewhat that way.
A domain name IP address is a set of four numbers that are divided by dots. The domain name IP address looks like 126.96.36.199, and each one of these numbers can be between 1 and 255. Just like the mentioned function of the telephone numbers and the reference numbers in the library, the domain name IP address is that important in the internet. For a computer machine to be able to be located by the other computers on the internet, it is important that it must have its own domain name IP address that is distinct than the others.
The primary intention for creating the system of domain name IP address is for the people to connect to other computers on the internet by just applying an easy to remember name instead of a particular IP address. It is therefore important that the domain name must have a matching IP address for it to function correctly.
With the domain name IP address, you have the choice to type either the domain name or the IP address into a web browser and you will see the same page. When you type a domain name into the web browser, the Internet Service Provider or ISP will then search the associated IP address in their Domain Name System server and direct you to that particular site. That is how the domain name IP address works.