domain name
n.
A name composed of letters and/or numbers, such as “ebay.com,” or the portion of an email address that follows the @ sign, linked to a numerical IP address that identifies the location of a particular website or computer. See also Domain Name System, DNS, Uniform Resource Locator, URL

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


domain name
A combination of letters and numbers that identifies a specific computer or website on the Internet. A domain name usually consists of three parts: a generic "top-level" domain such as ".com" or ".gov" that identifies the type of organization; a second level domain such as nolo or yahoo, which identifies the organization, site, or individual; and a third level domain such as "www," which is used to identify a particular host server. Domain names have various functions. They can serve as an address (whitehouse.com), as a trademark (amazon.com), or as an expression of free speech (generalmotorssucks.com). Trademark owners can, under some circumstances, stop others from using a domain name if it conflicts with their existing trademark. (See also: Uniform Resource Locator (URL))
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

domain name
The part of a URL which is unique to a particular website.
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uniform resource locator
USA
domain name, Also known as uniform resource locator or URL.
The unique name for a website, as may be typed by a user or coded in a link (hyperlink). Domain names are translated to corresponding numerical internet protocol (IP) addresses by the internet Domain Name System (DNS), which is administered by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
For more information, see Practice Note, Domain Names (www.practicallaw.com/7-107-4384).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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