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. 188.8.131.52 (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.