One of the first things to consider when starting a new company is your website address.
A domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser to visit your website. For example, wpbeginner.com.
Think of your website as a house and its address is your domain name!
The extension of your domain name also plays a part. For example, we always recommend a .co.uk extension if your primary market is based in the UK. If you have an organisation .org.uk may work better.
The whole internet is a giant network of computers. Each computer is assigned a number which is called an IP address, and it looks like this:
Now, this is not an easy-to-remember address. Imagine if you had to remember this number when you wanted to visit a website.
In order to resolve these issues domain names were invented.