Domain Name Dictionary

A

Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

Auction (Domain Name)

Auction Sniping ( Domain Name )

B

Bidder

Bounce Rate

Brandable Domain Names

C

Cybersquatting

D

Domainer

Domaining

Domain Flipping

Domain Name

Domain Name Hack

Domain Name Investing

Domain Name Monetization

Domain Name System (DNS)

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Domain Parking

Domain Privacy

Domain Transfer

E

Escrow

G

Generic Top-level Domain ( gTLD )

Geo Domain – A domain that are the same as a geographical location. An example of this would be NewYorkCity.com

Geo-targeted Domain – Domain that contains a combination of a geographical location and a business. An example of this would be NewYorkCityMortgage.com

I

Internet Protocol (IP) – The IP is what allows computers to communicate with one another. The IP address which is a series of numbers (##.##.##.###) that allows a computer to establish a connection with another computer.

IPv4 – An older version of the IP system. This system can only hold 4 billion IP address which is not enough for the amount of growing IPs.

IPv6 – The latest version of the IP system. There are not enough IP to go around so this was created to allow for a near infinite amount of IPs.

Internet Service Provider (ISP) – A company that provides an individual or an organization access to the internet.

L

LLL – refers to a 3 letter domain name for example ABC.COM.

LLLL – refers to a 4 letter domain name for example ABCD.COM.

N

NNN – refers to a 3 number domain name for example 123.COM.

Non-Human Traffic (NHT) 

P

Parking Page -Domain parking can be used to monetized or non-monetized a domain a domain. When advertisements are shown, the owner of the website is monetizing the domain. When the website shows a coming soon page, the website is not being monetized.

R

Radio Test – The radio test is how easy it is for an individual to find your website if they heard an advertisement for it. An example that would fail the radio test would be domains4sale.com because an individual would think the website is domainsforsale.com if you do not explain that there is a number 4 instead of for.

Registrant – An individual or an organization that registered a domain.

Registrar – Companies that handle the a consumers domain name registration.

Registry – A registry is a database of all domain names registered in each top-level domain.

S

Second-Level Domain (SLD) – The domain name linked to a top-level domain for example in TOUGHDOMAINS.COM, TOUGHDOMAINS is the second-level domain.

Sponsored Top-level Domains (sTLD) – sTLD is a type of top-level domain. These domains are typically connected to a certain industry like .edu being an education top-level domain.

T

Top-level domain (TLD) – The names that are the highest in the Domain Name Systems naming hierarchy . The top-level domain appears at the end of the domain name for example TOUGHDOMAINS.COM the COM is the top level domain.

W

WHOIS – WHOIS is a protocol that is used to query databased to obtain information about the registered domain. It can be used to find a wide range of information like the IP address and the domain name owners information.

WIPO – stands for World Intellectual property organization. This organization promotes protection for intellectual property around the world.

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