HubSpot contributor Clifford Chi has published a comprehensive guide to Domains & Domain Names.

This guide offers a detailed explanation on the importance of a good domain and elaborates its various components i.e. extensions.

Chi says, “If you’re in the process of setting up a website for your business, you might’ve come across two terms: domain and domain name. On the surface, domain and a domain name might seem like the same exact thing. And if you dig a little deeper, that’s exactly the case — a domain and domain name are often used interchangeably.

What is a domain?

A domain is the part of a URL that’s after “https://”. In simple terms, it’s the address people type in to visit your website. For example, “” is HubSpot’s domain”.

The Plain-English Guide to Domains & Domain Names


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