Where Does the Domain Name of a Website Primarily Sit?
By Arshath | December 7, 2022
A domain name is the unique address of a website on the internet. It is comprised of a series of letters and numbers, and it is assigned to a website by a domain name registrar.
Domain names are important because they are how users find and connect to websites. A good domain name can be the difference between a successful website and one that is never found. A domain name must be registered before it can be used, and it can be registered for a period of one to ten years.
Where does the domain name of a website primarily sit:
When we enter a URL into our web browser, we are actually making a request to a server that houses the website’s files. This server is generally owned by the website’s owner and is where the website’s domain name is registered. But where does the domain name of a website primarily sit? The domain name of a website primarily sit in the URL.
The domain name (URL) of a website is actually stored on a DNS (Domain Name System) server. This is a type of server that is used to store the IP address that is associated with a particular domain name. When we make a request to a website, the DNS server looks up the IP address that is associated with the domain name and then forwards us to the correct server.
So, while the domain name of a website is registered with a particular registrar, it is actually stored on a DNS server. This is why it is important to have your DNS server information handy when you are setting up a new website.
When you search a content, a list of websites with related content shows on the page as a link. In that lengthy link, you will naturally read the first name along with the page/some name after the right arrow “>”.
In the above example, you can see https://google.com first and then followed by >, “imghp”. In this, “https” is the protocol security layer and “google.com” is a domain name, and “imghp” is one of the pages on the website.
Now what we primarily focus on while browsing is that google.com can easily remember by everyone. But what in case it is turned into a long digit separated by a dot-like 22.214.171.124? That’s how the domain DNS works normally in the backend. While showing to you in the search engine, it will show you the domain name instead of the IP address. But to fetch the correct data of that website, it needs to be configured with the IP so that IP will help to search in the server database for the website name where it is hosted so that the data client accessing or requesting will get displayed on the website.
Places where domain name fit:
- In coding of header image
- In navigation menu
- In logo hyperlink.
DNS Process Work:
Step 1: Requesting Website Information
Step 2: Contact the Recursive DNS Servers
Step 3: Query the Authoritative DNS Servers
Step 4: Access the DNS Record
Step 5: Final DNS Step
Find the name that will fit in the URL, you will get everything right.