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Introduction

Let’s see…

So far we’ve just kinda worked through this on a person-by-person basis – but it’s time to make some official resources for it.

What is a domain name again?

Well, it’s the name of your DOMAIN (insert bone font for dramatic effect).

OK OK. It’s the human-readable address (URL)  that points to the Internet Protocol address (IP) that directs requests to the computer where your files live. Right?

Some very cool domain names are:

That https:// is kinda assumed by the browser because that’s the HyperText Transfer Protocol that we’re adhering to – to make the request. Some other protocols you may have heard of are ftp, pop, smpt, and imap .

Let's get really technical first so the next part feels easier

http://video.google.co.uk:80/videoplay?id=123&language=english#2m30s

Can you name all of these parts a URL?

Talk like a Googler: parts of a url: August 14, 2007

OK OK

You just need to worry about these parts.

The combination of

domain name + top-level domain name = “root domain”

(we never really need all these terms unless that’s your job to work in that domain)

It’s a “URL” OK?

 

Finding, buying, and forwarding

Ideas on how to pick a name?

We’ll work something out here… to help

.com .net .dev .design .info … what else?

  • Your name .net  feels pretty good. “Network” – But names can be pretty long
  • Your name  .dev  – because / you’re a developer, right?
  • The handle you already use on social? + .dev or .net ?
  • Some people like .io  – because of the “In / Out” which is computer and musicy  (but it’s owned by another country and can be expensive)
  • … What are names you like?? Tell us –

Subdomains?

Video in the works!

Why – and how…

Transferring domains

Video in the works!

If you already have a domain name – or hosting from some other projects, that’s cool. You can keep it there – or we can talk about how to move them if you want too.

Email at your domain

Video in the works!

You might want to have

derek@derek.com

Wait… that’s redundant… but…

You could have hi@mysite.com or any amount of emails. We’ll show you how when it’s time.

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