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    URL vs. Domain Name: The Difference?

    Can anyone tell me what is the difference between URL and Domain Name? Are they same things and when I should say it is a URL or a Domain Name?

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    Domain name = nameofdomain.com

    URL = http://nameofdomain.com/ or http://nameofdomain.com/pagename.html

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    A url is something you can purchase or arrange to point at your website or a page on it. A domain name is something you own and it encompasses your entire site, period. Everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemanja View Post
    Can anyone tell me what is the difference between URL and Domain Name? Are they same things and when I should say it is a URL or a Domain Name?
    Domain name is simply a main address of your site. While URLs are sub-address of each articles on that site.
    Example:
    Domain name: yourname.com
    URL: yourname.com/your_article.html
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    An easy way of thinking about this is that a domain name is something that you register and pay for at a domain registrar like Namecheap, Namesilo, GoDaddy, etc...

    A URL is an address on the internet that you would go to like a web page, blog post, forum, etc...


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