What is a domain?

A domain name, like www.yourwebsite.co.uk, is a lot like a street address for a house or business.

Let's use Buckingham Palace as an example. The street address, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA, is an exact location — like an IP address. You might not know the exact street address, but when you visit Buckingham Palace, you can tell your cab driver that you want to visit Buckingham Palace and still get there. This is how a domain name is used: It's an easy way to reach the exact location of a website without having to remember its numeric (IP) address.

A domain name consists of, at least, a top-level and a second-level domain. A top-level domain (TLD) is the part of the domain name located to the right of the dot ("."). The most common TLDs are .com, .co.uk, .net, and .org.

Many domains, also called extensions, can be registered by anyone, like .com, .net, and .org.

A second-level domain (SLD) is the part of the domain name that is located immediately to the left of the dot and domain name extension. For example, the SLD in yourwebsite.co.uk is yourwebsite.

How we can help

At Webs by KD, we take care of everything, from Domain Registrations (Getting you a domain), Domain Transfers (Moving your domain from your existing registrar) & Domain Configuration (Pointing your domain name to our servers)