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What is a domain name?

A domain name is a translation for a specific IP address. Your web pages are hosted on physical servers who each have their unique IP address e.g. 207.142.131.236 (4 groups of 3 digits, each with a maximum value of 255).
Because it would be very difficult to remember all these IP addresses, they are linked to domain names e.g. yourdomain.be .

When you type in your browser’s address bar hostbasket.com , your computer connects to a DNS server (read more: name servers ). These name servers hold enormous tables with domain names and their associated IP address. Name servers link those pairs of data.

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