Domain name is the most important element of your website used to access to the web pages. To start a website, the first consideration is to wise up to the domain name and pick out a proper one. We can say that many people know little about what domain name is and even confuse it with URL.
URL, short for Universal Resource Locator, is a string of specific letters used as an address pointing to a website. Actually, domain name is a part of a URL as well as the most recognized section of the website address. An example of a typical URL should be "http://host4asp.net", among which the "host4asp.net" is the domain name.
The Definition of Domain NameA domain name is the one and only name used to distinguish your website from others, which is registered in the Domain Name System (DNS). In general, domain name is organized from right to left and consists of top level domain (TLD), second level domain and third level domain.
The top-level domain commonly refers to the suffix of a domain name, such as .com, .net, .biz, .org, and so on. The second domain name is below a TLD while the third domain name is the equivalent of a subdomian. Take "host4asp.net" as an example, it includes the TLD ".net" and the second level domain "host4asp".
When it comes to subdomain, addon domain and parked domain, many readers cannot pinpoint the differences among them and may ask the same question – what can they do with those three items. Frankly, each of them has specific function, with which you can develop the website in an effective way to save a lot of money and effort. In the following, we make an in-depth introduction of sub, addon and parked domain one by one.
· SubdomainSubdomain is the third level domain, which is commonly regarded as a second website for it has its own content. Often, the existing domain name is like "www.example.com", among which you can use another name instead of the "www" to point a new web page. For instance, if there is a section named as blog on your website, you can use the subdomain "blog.example.com" to directly point to the blog page.
To be honest, subdomain is a budget method to run a website because you can build multiple sub-sites attaching to your website. Now, many reliable hosting providers offer unlimited subdomains allowing customers to create as many web presences as they want on one account.