A domain name is basically a Web site address. For example, “learningglue.com” is the address of the Learning Glue Web site; it’s also the site’s domain name.
A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator and consists of the following components:
A scheme refers to the protocol used to access a resource on the Internet, typically this will be either http or https. So the Learning Glue URL is:
For completeness, a domain includes a domain name extension that is called a “top-level domain (TLD).” These are divided into three different categories called gTLD, ccTLD and the lesser known iTLD. Some example of each are:
|generic top-level domains (gTLD)||country code top-level domains (ccTLD)||infrastructure top-level domains|