What is a Domain Name

What is a Domain Name


A domain name identifies your website. It is the website address of your business online. A domain name precedes the domain extension. For example; the “my-great-domain-name” in “https://www.my-great-domain-name.com” is the domain name. The “.com” is the domain name extension or Top Level Domain (TLD).

There are different types of domain extensions or TLDs; .com, .ca, org and many more.

TLD specifies which group a website belongs to. For example, a “.com” TLD is used for “Commercial” websites whereas a “.org” means “organization”. Similarly, a “.ca” TLD means that your website is based in Canada. You can find a list of different types of TLDs in our online store. domains.waterloowebservices.com

Choosing a great domain name means instant credibility.