Demystifying Domain Names

2 June 2023 - by Gavin

Welcome to the world of digital real estate, where your domain name is as significant as your business address. In this series of posts on our Purely.Website website, we will explore the depths of domain names—those crucial components of every URL that house your online presence. As simple as it may seem, behind every domain name lies a complex world of TLDs (Top-Level Domains), registries, registrars, and registrants.

Keep updated with the latest from Pipe Ten by subscribing below.

We will decrypt these terminologies and explore the fundamental yet intriguing workings of the DNS (Domain Name System), the underpinning architecture that allows your audience to reach your digital doorstep.
  1. What is a domain name?
  2. What are the different types of TLDs?
  3. What is a registry, registrar and registrant?
  4. What is DNS?
  5. What is the WHOIS database?
  6. How do I choose a domain name?
  7. The future landscape of domain names

GavinAuthor: Gavin Kimpton
A founder of Pipe Ten, Gavin has been professionally embedded in the digital sector spanning 3 decades since the original dot com boom of the late nineties. He has extensive experience in the design of many major international website launches and is a seasoned expert in the intricate world of domain registration and management. Gavin has navigated the ever-evolving landscape of internet governance, witnessing the birth of new top-level domains (TLDs) and the proliferation of domain name industry regulations. He spearheaded to be a Nominet accredited channel partner with a profound understanding of the symbiotic relationship between domain names and the broader digital ecosystem.