A domain is a user-friendly naming system that allows people to easily navigate web servers and web pages. Rather than making people type in an IP address whenever they want to access a certain web page (like 126.96.36.199), websites are instead assigned easy-to-remember character strings, called domains.
“TLD” stands for “Top Level Domain,” and refers to the domain extension to the right of the dot. For example, the TLD for name.com is “.com.” Some other examples of TLD extensions are .org, .rocks, .life, .dog, and many, many more.
Buying a domain is easy. Start by typing in the exact domain you want, or just keywords you’re interested in, into the domain search tool. When you find one you like, add it to your cart, and check out like you normally would.
Domain names can be used in a number of ways. Direct visitors to your website’s home page or use complementary domains to send them to specific areas of your website ( e.g. yourcompany.jobs for a careers page). Or, forward a custom domain to an existing social media account, like your Twitter profile or Periscope channel. With a domain name you can even set up custom email addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org, which can be used to conduct business or communicate with your followers.