Friday, August 15, 2008

What is the difference between an email address and a domain name?

A domain name is the address where a web site typically resides. For example: is our domain name. If we want to have an email address associated with our domain name we could use

It’s kind of like your physical home address where you live. Your home address is 123 Main Street (Domain name) and your address for mail at your home is John Doe @ 123 Main Street (email address).

Hopefully this is making sense to you. If someone gives you their email address and its: most people that want to know about your company will go to their web browser and put in your domain name of to see more information about your company. If they want to contact you directly they will use your email address at:

Hopefully all this is starting to make sense to you now. The other most commonly used terms for domain names are: URL, Web Address or Web site address.

It’s best to try and keep your domain name as short as you can and as easy to remember as possible.

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