What's the difference between Hostname and Domain name? especially in regards to NIC
Could someone please elaborate with examples as this concept is a little confusing
It is usually written in the form,
If you are in (say) a college campus named called '
If you were trying to connect to this machine from your home network,
For this reason, while accessing the machine from another machine within the campus
To taken an analogy, if you are in the same city, the street name suffices.
For a more detailed reading
A domain is something which you register and which points to your DNS servers*0. These DNS servers*1 can answer queries for hosts within that domain.
Note that these hosts do not have to be on the same network.
s13.gameforce.com may point to a server in the UK (and an a network in the UK), while
Network location and is not tied to the domain name.
In the case of most home computers the desktop or laptop has one active NIC and one IP, but it is possible to have multiple IPs per NIC, or use multiple NICs. For more details on that look up multi-home.
I hope that this last part answers the 'in regards to NIC'. If not then please specify your question a bit more.
*0 Or to the DNS servers of someone who manages your domain for you.
A hostname is the name of a server, on a local network it can be a simple name like "mailserver".
For use on the Internet, domain name and hostname is for most practical purposes the same thing.
See related Wikipedia link.