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 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.