Domain Services

Having a domain name is the first step in establishing an online presence. nextSTEPH clients have taken the first step in their online identify by getting a domain name.

This is a quick primer on domain names.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a meaningful and easy-to-remember “handle” for an Internet address. (, 8/28/02)

Domains started out as numbers e.g. Not everyone is not going to remember to go to, but they will remember to go to

The is an example of an Internet Protocol Address, IP Address for short. The is an example of Domain Name System (DNS). The domain name system (DNS) is the way that IP Addresses are translated into Domain names.

The structure of a URL

A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator

The example below is a typical web address:

http:// – hyper text transfer protocol

www – World Wide Web – can be included or not in the URL

company – The actual name of the domain

.com– Domain type

/html/– the directory or folder

file1.html– The name of the file

Domain Extensions

The .info and .biz domain launch was delayed due to the 9/11. They allowed for pre-registration on
the grounds that the person owned the trademark for the domain. A site that has the .info domain is
The former site was, which is hard to remember.

All domain name extensions can be found at

Let nextSTEPH consult and manage your domains.

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