• Directory of Internet terms
  • Domain name — A unique name that identifies a Website. A domain name can be purchased from and registered by a domain name registration company, e.g. our name ict4lt.org was purchased from Amenworld: http://www.amenworld.com. Such companies also provide a service that will check if a required name is available for purchase. Domain names always have two or more parts, separated by dots. The part on the left side is specific and the one one the right is more general. Our website's domain name is divided into two parts, ict4lt and org, the former part being our project name and the latter indicating what kind of body we are: org = "organisation". Our domain name is therefore ict4lt.org. Universities' domain names in the UK always end in ac.uk = "academic UK". UK-based companies can often be identified by co.uk. See Section 6.1, Module 3.3, headed Domain names. See Host Name.