American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A series of alphanumeric strings 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.
- n. computing a unique, case-insensitive, name, consisting of a string made up of alphanumeric characters and dashes separated by periods, that the Domain Name System maps to IP numbers and other information.
- n. an identifier of a computer or site on the Internet
- n. a domain -- that part of a domain name which (nominally) identifies an organization; a domain name delegated to an independent administrative authority who is then responsible for the management of that portion of the Domain Name System's namespace that consist of the delegated domain and all subdomains that are not delegated in turn.
- n. strings of letters and numbers (separated by periods) that are used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet
“A domain name for fed-up television viewers or opponents of voyeurism would be ICANTwatch, surely not registered yet.”
“The domain name Numberland had been taken; either that, or the site wouldn’t take with that name.”
“Three years later, he registered the domain name “Starten.nl” Dutch for “to launch or start something”, feeling certain this would prove a valuable asset.”
“We went back and forth a few times, and within days I had sold them the rights to Starten.nl—that “golden opportunity” domain name I had registered more than eight years earlier.”
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