A domain name is a string that defines a realm of authority on the Internet, generally representing an Internet Protocol resource.

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What web browsers support non-latin hostnames 'out of the box'?

With ICANN approving the first full Internationalised Domain Names for non-latin scripts such as Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, etc do all browsers support these character sets out of the box?
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http in web browser address bar

If we type a domain name in a web browser address bar, how will it discover the correct protocol for that domain ? Example: If we type linkedin.com in a web browser address bar, how does it know to ...
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How to choose a sensible local domain name for a home network?

Is there any convention on possible naming for local domain names (like .local), apart from not using any possible or existing top-level domain? Wikipedia says that .local conflicts with zeroconf ...
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Is there any reverse whois service? [closed]

Can I get a list of all registered domains for a specific person/company?
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Confusion in knowing the actual meaning of domain

I'm confused in the actual meaning of domain. Is the domain mean any web page address like "superuser.com" or its actual meaning is the name of network which provides internet connection. Thank you. ...
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What is 1e100.net and why do I have TCP ports open to it?

I see my PC has TCP connections open to 1e100.net. Looking at the content this seems to be a Chinese site and I immediately feared the worst re viruses/malware. Then I checked the whois record and ...
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Any way to search for new domain names privately? [closed]

Is there any way to look up the availability of a domain name without risking it being reserved or registered by someone else who is snooping domain name look ups?
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What do I need to know before buying a domain from an individual seller? [closed]

What steps do I need to take in order to ensure a successful transaction and protect myself from getting scammed?
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Will IE, Firefox, and Chrome be unicode domain compatible

Since there will soon be Hebrew domain names, I'm wondering if the major browsers already have support for this built in, or whether we'll have to wait for a future release to visit our favorite ...
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What is the purpose of the WWW subdomain?

What's the point of having www.? Isn't it just useless extra text? Since everyone is used to it, www.google.com looks more well-balanced than google.com, but why did it start in the first place? One ...
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Difference between host name and domain name

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