A domain name is the way in which the internet identifies your website. Working in the same manner as your street address, a domain name is the unique identifier for your business and/or personal website. For example, our domain name is harddrivehotel.com. When you type harddrivehotel.com into any web browser, you will be directed to the web files associated with our website.
A domain name is made up of words and/or letters (but can include numbers and hyphens). Each domain name is unique. A domain has several 'levels'. These levels refer to parts of the domain that are separated by periods. The top-level domain, or TLD, is the .com, .net, .org, .info, .us, etc., portion. In the name "harddrivehotel.com", the "harddrivehotel" portion would be considered the second-level domain.