Web Site, or Web Page is found by typing in the address of the web
page. Web addresses consist of a
domain name and a path to a web page.
domain is a location or address that belongs to the owner. It is generally
the name of a business. When the domain name is typed into an internet
browser (such as Internet Explorer) it is translated into the address of
the computer that is hosting the domain. If no web page is specified the
index or default web page is displayed.
Names are issued by regulating bodies and can have varying suffixes
depending on your eligibility. Suffixes
such as .com are globally issued to companies, whereas .com.au is issued
only in Australia. Others include
.net, .net.au, .org, .biz, .info.
your domain name is a form of advertising for your business you should
register domain names to protect your business identity. Even if you don't
plan to use them just yet, it prevents anyone else using them. You can 'point' multiple
domain names at the one web site later.
regulating bodies do, however, place restrictions on the domain names you
can register, especially for .com
and .com.au suffixes. To
achieve final acceptance, the
name you wish to register must be similar to your registered company or
business name, or contain letters of these without rearranging the order of