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Understanding Domains

About Domains

The domain is the address that people will use to visit your website on the internet. 

Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) to which it belongs. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example:

  • gov - Government agencies

  • edu - Educational institutions

  • org - Organizations (nonprofit)

  • mil - Military

  • com - commercial business

  • net - Network organizations

  • in - India

  • ca - Canada

  • th - Thailand

Domain Provider

A Domain Provider is a company which sells domain name registrations to the public.


Domain Name Servers (DNS) are the Internet's equivalent of a phone book. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines, access websites based on IP addresses.

A Record

A Record is used to control the location of a resource on the Internet. As an example, an A Record is used to point a logical domain name, such as "", to the IP address of Google's hosting server, "".


CNAME stands for Canonical Name. CNAME records can be used to alias one name to another. For example, if you have a server where you keep all of your documents online, it might usually be accessed through

Note: StoreHippo prefers to add Cname Record in Domain Panel. 

Add Cname before adding any DNS Records as in some Domain Provider Panels it will override all DNS Records due to having high priority. 

Name Servers

A name server is a computer that is permanently connected to the Internet and translates domain names into IP addresses (or vice versa), enabling you to enter instead of