What Does A Domain Name Do?

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A domain name acts as a people-friendly computer server address.

The Internet is essentially a world-wide arrangement of computer servers, each with unique numbered addresses (in much the same way that we have house numbers and postal codes etc.). We use domain names as aliases for such numbered addresses, as it’s far easier for us to remember and use them.

For example. If a web server exists at address, it is far easier for us to use “www.mydomain.com” to reach it, than having to remember all of those numbers!

The servers that ‘manage’ where web and e-mail servers are located on the internet have ‘address tables’ that map the domains to their real numbered address – simple!

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Greg Kendall began his computing career in 1979, working with IBM mainframe computers - this was two years before the first PCs were introduced.


In the mid 1990s, he switched his focus on to PCs and the then nascent World Wide Web.


In 2002 he left the corporate world to form his own web and PC services company - Kendall Internet.


Kendall Internet specialise in the provision of high quality yet very affordable website, e-commerce and e-mail marketing services to small business clients located throughout the Thames Valley and beyond.


Kendall Internet also offer local computer services for domestic customers. From simple virus removal through to advanced problem solving, installations and upgrades, we cover most if not all of your computer support requirements.



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