A website domain name associates a set of numbers that represent a computer or servers IP address with a user friendly, recognizable name. Your internet browser translates the name to an IP address and than searches the world wide web for the appropriate website.
Think of a website domain name like a location on a map. It gives a website a location and allows internet browsers to plot a course to the website and return its content to the individual searching for the site.
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